Mayanja blame players for crash

22Feb 2016
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Mayanja blame players for crash

SIMBA Sports Club’s coach Jackson Mayanja has blamed his players whom he said they failed to follow instructions that culminated to a 2-0 loss at the hands of their archrivals Yanga in Dar es Salaam last Saturday.

SIMBA Sports Club’s coach Jackson Mayanja

Mayanja said after the match that his players never followed instructions given during practice sessions that resulted into the defeat. “The way they played the game was not in the frame of instructions and therefore we had to lose the match”, said Mayanja.

Simba were against a high amplitude tidal wave midway into the opening half after centre back Abdi Banda was shown marching order after he picked up a second yellow card.

Down to ten men, Simba conceded the first goal through a seemingly ‘gift’ donated by defender Hassan Kessy who produced a poor back pass cashed in by Yanga striker Donald Ngoma close to half time mark.

Having won a seven-match streak, the last Saturday’s defeat has come as shock to the team that was used to wrap up victories.

It will depend on how best Simba would shuffle their cards in the remaining ten rounds before closing the season.
Mayanja was employed by simba as a stand in coach after firing Englishman Dylan Kerr last month. Another loss of the premiership with Mayanja in charge might possibly trigger a chop by the impatient Simba, still looking for their first title in four seasons.