player Hussein Javu (in white jersey) evades a tackle from Simba
midfielder Uhuru Suleiman (sprawling on the turf) during their Mainland premiership match.
Emmanuel Okwi’s 34th minute goal was enough to silence visiting Mtibwa Sugar in an eighth round match of the Mainland premiership played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Okwi combined well with Shomari Kapombe upfront as samba sealed off the winner during the first half.
Simba would have increased the tally to two deep into stoppage time when they secured a penalty. Substitute Haruna Moshi
was blatantly fouled inside the penalty box and when defender Victor Costa stepped in to shoot it was expertly saved by goalkeeper Deogratious Munishi for an abortive corner.
The win has elevated Simba to hit an 18-point ceiling while underlining their supremacy over the Morogoro
sugar processors in the premiership series.
Mtibwa Sugar played a composed game but never looked as side to trouble the host team particularly during the second half.
Simba deployed all barrels ablaze with Ulimboka Mwakingwe as constant menace upfront but he was a victim of offside traps.
Mtibwa Sugar has Hussein Javu upfront and midfielder Shaaban Nditi but failed to contain Simba players.
In another premiership tie played at the Kaitaba Stadium hosts Kagera Sugar
posted their maiden league victory as they floored visiting Police Dodoma by 2-0 goals.
Juma Kaseja, Said Nassor, Juma Jabu
, Juma Nyoso, Victor Costa, Amri Kiemba/Haruna Moshi, Gervais Kargo/Shija Mkina, Shomari Kapombe, Uhuru Suleiman, Jerry Santo and Emmanuel Okwi.
Coach: Moses Basena (Ugandan)
Deogratious Munishi, Salum Swedi
, Salvatore Ntebe, Ali Mohamed
, Awadh Juma, Juma Abdul, Issa Rashid, Thomas Morris, Shaaban Nditi, /Hussein Javu, Masoud Ali/Babu Ali.
Coach: Tom Olaba (Kenyan).