Aussems delighted by Simba win in friendly

14Oct 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Aussems delighted by Simba win in friendly

SIMBA SC head coach Patrick Aussems has hailed his side for coming out with a 1-0 win against Bandari FC of Kenya in an international friendly clash, which was played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

The French tactician said the match gave his side a true test and he is happy that his charges played well and won the game.

The coach said the game was balanced but his side played well and scored the goal.

"It was a very good game, it was more than a friendly match, our opponents were very good and gave us a good run, but I’m happy that we have won the game,” he disclosed.

“It has helped to boost the players’ morale a head of our Premier League games."

The coach also hailed his players’ individual performances.

"It was an international friendly match and I used many players who do not have a chance to play in the first team, I’m delighted that they all played well," he said.

During the highly contested international friendly match Simba featured many players who do not feature in the first choice squad in this season’s Vodacom Premier League (VPL).

The VPL defending champions scored the only goal of the game through Ibrahim Ajibu on the 71st minute when he connected a good pass from Rashid Juma.

Simba are set to take part in two more friendly games in Kigoma this week to prepare for the domestic top flight, which is set to resume next week.

They will lock horns with First Division League (FDL) outfit, Mashujaa, at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in the region today.

The VPL big guns will again grace the Lake Tanganyika pitch to confront Burundi’s champions Black Eagles on Wednesday.

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