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Simba fly to Algeria

2nd April 2012
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  Exempted Mafisango on board
Simba Team

Tanzania flag bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup, Simba, board a flight to Algeria for their return leg tie against Es Setif to be played in Algeria Friday

Among players who will be on board today’s flight include their Rwandan midfielder Patrick Mafisango who was suspended last week for alleged misconduct during a training g session.

Mafisango has been temporarily exempted from the alleged offences and he is reported to have apologized to the club’s leadership.

Simba’s information officer Ezekiel Kamwaga said through a release yesterday that playmates have also sought for lifting of the suspension for Mafisango.

The Rwandan midfielder was slapped an indefinite suspension for an alleged attempted assault on the team’s Serbian coach Milovan Cirkovic on grounds of inadequate allowance.

Besides Mafisango, other players who will be boarding the flight to Algeria via Cairo are Juma Kaseja, Ally Mustafa, Nassor Masoud, Shomari Kapombe, Amir Maftah, Juma Nyoso, Kelvin Yondani, Victor Costa, Obadia Mungusa, Jonas Mkude, Patrick Mafisango, Mwinyi Kazimoto, Haruna Moshi, Salum Machaku, Uhuru Selemani, Felix Sunzu, Emmanuel Okwi, Edward Christopher, Derrick Walulya and Gervais Kago.

Officials accompanying the team

include club chairman Ismail Aden Rage, a member of the executive committee Damian Manembe and information officer Kamwaga.

Technical staff has head coach Cirkovic and his assistant Amatre Richard, goalkeeping coach James Kisaka, physician Cosmas Kapinga, team coordinator Nicholas Nyagawa and kit manager Kessy Rajab.

An official with the Tanzania Football federation, Sylvester Faya, will also be on board the flight.

Simba seek to safeguard their sweet 2-0 home victory they secured during the first leg match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, a weekend before the last.

While a win will be a bonus to the Tanzanian team, a draw of any nature is also suitable for the team to progress.

Their hosts have to overturn the first leg loss and win by three goals while keeping a clean sheet.

Simba remain the only side competing in continental leagues for the 2012 season after three others were bundled out of the run.

These are Young Africans, Zanzibar’s Mafunzo and Jamhuri teams.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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