Simba SC now eyes VPL top spot

21Apr 2021
The Guardian Reporter
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The Guardian
Simba SC now eyes VPL top spot

SIMBA SC is expected to play Kagera Sugar in Vodacom Premier League clash today at the Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba in the quest for the league title.

Simba SC players participate in training in Kagera early this week to shape up for the Vodacom Premier League and CAF Champions League fixtures. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SIMBA SC

Heading to this match Simba SC head coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa has maintained his players are determined and motivated to unseat rivals Yanga from the top of the league table.

The Msimbazi Street giants are two points away from going level with Yanga after the former won 1-0 against Mwadui FC at CCM Kambarage Stadium in Shinyanga on Sunday.

Simba forward, John Bocco, scored the all-important goal on the 66th minute which pushed their tally of points to 52, two fewer than Yanga who have registered 54 points, but the former have three matches in hand.

The French tactician pointed out they will leave no stone unturned in their quest to reclaim the top spot and maintained his players are more than determined to do the job as quickly as they can.

“If we continue to win away matches, the first position will surely be on our hand,” Da Rosa said.

He stated: “We are so far satisfied, we have a long way to go to Bukoba for the next match and make sure we secure three important points.''

He pointed out: “The players are very determined and motivated and I am completely sure they can reach our target soon.”

Simba's defender Paschal Wawa said nothing will stop them from winning a fourth successive league title because of the quality of players they have in their squad this campaign.

“I think we are still the best team in the league because we have quality players and we thank God because, despite the stiff competition and difficulties in winning matches, we have still managed to get better results for our side,” Wawa said.

“I really believe the chance to defend our title is clear and no one can stop it at the moment due to fact that we have the best level in the competition,” he disclosed.

He noted: “The main focus right now is to make sure that we do not drop points so that we can achieve our targets regardless of who is leading the league at the moment.”

Yanga have a chance to move five points ahead of Simba as they were, on Tuesday, expected to take on relegation-threatened Gwambina FC.

Simba return to action today as they play away against Kagera Sugar.

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