The outspoken official admits that the Msimbazi giants lost to a well-oiled team, especially in the first half of the derby at Mkapa Stadium.
Simba SC conceded defeat after falling 1-0 to rival Yanga SC in the Premier League derby on Saturday.
Viewed by more than 50,000 fans, including Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan, it was the Jangwani giants who took advantage of the marches after a goal from Zawadi Mauya’s first-half Msimbazi rivals Benjamin Mkapa the stadium could knock.
The defeat means that Simba will now have to wait and win their next league assignment against KMC FC to be named champions. According to the club’s media officer, Haji Manara, they lost against a very tactical team.
What was said?
“We lost to a team that was tactically better than us, they were better than us in all departments and they were happy in the first half. Simba was not the Simba we know, but it’s football,” said Manara. mailed. Facebook page after the match.
What did Simba’s Manara say before the match?
Before the match, Manara boasted that Simba would beat their rivals by at least four goals.
“If the referees do their job well on Saturday, Simba will beat Yanga by more than three goals, that is a fact,” said Manara. Purpose.
‘Forget about those who say derbies can go anyway; things have been overtaken by events, do you expect Simba to lose with their current form against Yanga? Just forget about it and wake up, Simba will never lose to Yanga.
‘If the referees follow the 17 rules of office, Yanga will score more than three goals, and nothing will change. We are the best team in East Africa and people need to stop judging things according to a quick judgment. These things have been overtaken by events.
‘We have Luis [Miquissone], we have Clatous [Chama], we have Bernard [Morrison], we have John [Bocco], we have Larry [Bwalya], Joash [Onyango], Pascal [Wawa] in Shomari [Kapombe], and you want to compare those experienced players with those of Yanga, people selected from the streets to come and play? ”
It was the first defeat for Simba coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa since taking over the club from Sven Vandenbroeck.