Simba, Yanga get sports gear
Reigning champions Young Africans and Simba SC yesterday received a timely support of sports gear from their sponsors, Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL).
The sports gear would boost teams’ preseason preparations ahead of the second round of the Vodacom Premier League that kicks off on Saturday.
Last year TBL entered into a three-year contract worth 3 bn/- with the two country’s giants in football.
Terms of the contract indicate that the teams would be earning around 377m/- per year and the package will be increasing by 10 per cent annually.
According to TBL Events and Promotion Manager, George Kavishe, the kits which were handed over to the officials of the giant clubs in the country are worth 64m/-.
“It’s our anticipation that you will use the gear donated to prepare properly for the title race,” said Kavishe.
The sports gears given include jerseys, balls, shoes, traveling bags and other training kits.
Simba’s Assistant secretary general Mohammed Mjengwa, and his Young Africans’ counterpart Lawrence Mwalusako thanked the firm for the support.
“We expect to have the most competitive second around and hopefully we’ll shine as we did in the first phase,” said Mjengwa.
Mwalusako said his team is back to the winning streak and every team should expect a defeat in the second round.
“We shall win all matches including that with Simba,” bragged Mwalusako.
Yanga face African Lyon at Uhuru stadium on Saturday while Simba will take on Majimaji at the same venue the following day.
The Jangwani Street club has so far won back-to-back league titles, thus they will represent the country in the African Champions League and Simba, who finished runners up last season, will contend for the Confederations Cup.
TBL has promised to award 25m/- to the team that will lift the trophy and 15m/- to the runner up.