The 2019/20 Vodacom Premier League champions, Simba, now have their eyes on the FA Cup after successfully defending the Tanzania’s top flight league on Sunday, making it three times in a row.
Simba played to a 0-0 stalemate at Tanzania Prisons on Sunday, bagging a vital point that confirmed their victory with six rounds left to play.
The side amassed 79 points that proved impossible for any side to match even with six matches in hand.
The latest title makes it 21 league crowns for Wekundu wa Msimbazi as they play catch up with the VPL all time winners, Young Africans (Yanga) who have 27 titles.
Despite the ongoing celebrations in the camp, Simba’s head coach Sven Vandenbroeck has stated that after booking a slot in the CAF Champions League next season, his focus has now shifted to winning a double in Tanzania.
Simba will be squaring it out in the FA Cup quarter finals against Azam FC on Wednesday, a crunchy fixture that Vandenbroeck is optimistic his side is equal to the task at the National Stadium.
The confident tactician Monday told the club’s website that the main aim was to collect at least a point in their previous fixture, seal the VPL victory before soldiering on to the next assignment.
“It was a long journey until confirming the victory, statistically it was not an easy fixture. Our goal was to get at least a single point, we made it and now we focus on the FA Cup,” he said.
“After yesterday’s victory, we are all ready for the FA Cup. On Sunday we aimed at securing a point and playing safe for the Wednesday’s match.”
However, it will arguably be not an easy task for Vandenbroeck to sail past Azam who are also eager to bag a trophy this season.
Azam’s high hopes of winning a silverware are in the FA Cup, hence they will be giving it all to the final whistle on Wednesday.