Simba just one win away from 21st TZ league title

Simba just one win away from 21st TZ league title

Simba SC are just a win away from claiming their 21st Tanzania Mainland League title owing to a poor showing from their closest challengers.

Wekundu wa Msimbazi matched on in their midweek match, defeating relegation threatened Mbeya City 2-0. 

In form Taifa Stars striker and skipper John Raphael Bocco struck in either half to help the Sven Vandenbroeck side to claim maximum points.

Second-placed Azam FC could not exert pressure on the defending champions after they lost their game.

The Sugar Millers needed a Yusuf Mhilu strike to seal maximum points over the FA Cup defending champions.

Yanga SC made Simba’s week even sweeter after drawing 2-2 with fourth placed Namungo FC.

The 27-time champions fell behind when Charles Manyama, first, capitalized on Metacha Mnata’s poor goalkeeping to bang home the opener, before he won a duel after the break, walked past three defenders and fired past the custodian again.

With 10 minutes to go, substitute David Molinga, who has been under fire from the fans to perform, hit a brace to ensure the Jangwani based side got a point.

Simba are leading the chase for the title race with 78 points from 31 games, 20 more than second placed Azam. Timu ya Wananchi are third with 57 points after the same number of matches.