Trouble brews for Simba centre-back

23Mar 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Trouble brews for Simba centre-back

SIMBA sports Club has again been involved in misconduct crisis as player Abdi Banda has ‘collided’ with coach Jackson Mayanja during a Mainland premiership game against Coastal Union played in Tanga last Saturday.


Banda is alleged to have defied coach Mayanja’s order when he was called up to replace Mohamed Hussein during the match. Coach Maynja is said not to be in good terms with the player as he submitted his complaints to the club’s leadership over the incident early this week.

However, to add salt into the wound, Banda himself is alleged to have responded with bitter words against the coach through social media.

The club’s spokesman Hadji Manara said there will be an announcement today with regard to the issue.
Despite hard work by Mayanja ever since he took over the team from English coach Dylan Kerr at the beginning of the second half of the season, the Ugandan has already collided with two Simba players including Banda.
Banda used to be featuring for Coastal Union before crossing over to Simba barely a season ago.

Banda was suspended during a match against archrivals Yanga after he picked up a red card and thus the match in Tanga was his first since the suspension.

The first player was Hassan Isihaka whose case was reported to the club management and he was suspended with half salary payment. Isihaka is serving the sentence and has apologised for the misconduct.

The way Banda responded through social media, he might fall into the same situation like what Isihaka had.

Simba are leading the Mainland premiership with 57 points, opening a wide seven-point gap over two other hottest title contenders; Azam and Yanga who have tied at 50-point mark. However, Simba have played three more games than the above mentioned teams which are featuring in CAF leagues.

The premiership has been slightly suspended to open room for African Nations Cup midweek qualifiers fixtures. Taifa Stars are in Ndjamena for their first leg match against Chad today.

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