Wednesday, February 5, 2014



The Ghanaian international goal keeper Yaw Berko has not yet started to play for Simba Sports club in any official match. This is because he has not yet received an international transfer certificate from Ghana. The Simba Sports Club administration is still working n the issue to make sure that Berko plays for the team. This has given an opportunity for another new goalkeeper Ivo Mapunda who once played for Gor Mahia in Kenya.


Mbeya City football club lost their game against Yanga FC on Sunday ferbruary 2nd. Mbeya City was defeated by a goal to nil. The goal scorer was Mrisho Ngasa in the 16th minute. The goal came in following the loose ball which was rescued by Mbeya City defender Yusuph Abdallah. The team coach of Mbeya FC Juma Mwambusi has said that the red card which was given to Steven Mazanda in the early minutes of the second half cost the team so highly. Even though one player went off, Mbeya City continued to attack their opponents as if they were all 11 players.


Simba Sports club continued with the fight for the trophy in a spectacular fashion when they thrashed JKT Oljoro by 4 goals to nil. In that match the defenders of JKT Oljoro did many mistakes which gave the opportunity for Simba to defeat them several times. The Burundi Striker Amiss Tambwe had a feast of goals o Saturday. Tambwe scored a hat trick. One more goal was netted in by Simba youngster Jonas Mkude by a tremendous strike from a distance of about 20meters from the goal. After that match Simba has a total of 30 points and on the 4th position just behind Mbeya City FC.


After scoring a hat trick Tambwe has advised the team coach to always include Ramadhani Singano “messi” in all games as this will make him score many goals. “Messi knows where I am and which passes are suitable to me”. In the victory of 4 goals against JKT Oljoro, Singano made 2 of them. The Burundi striker appreciates the service he is getting from the youngster. During Mapinduzi Cup in January Messi played very well to take Simba in the finals with KCC, where Simba lost the final match by 1-0.


Azam FC has extended the lead to remain at the top on the league tables after defeating Kagera Sugar by 4-0. In the first season Azam was at the 2nd position in most of time while the 1st position was held by Yanga FC. This win means that for the 1st time we are likely to get the brand new champions of the Tanzania premier league. For years now the league has been dominated by Simba and Yanga. In1980’s there were teams like PAN African FC, Pamba FC, and Tukuyu Stars FC. Those were the only teams to challenge a two-team dominance of Simba na Yanga. Now we have Azam FC, and Mbeya FC and there is a new test in the games between those teams and Simba or Yanga.


Ashanti FC team coach Mr. Abdallah Kibaden wishes TFF could allow him t use U-20 players. Kibaden likes to use the formation of 4-4-2 and he says that he can easily fix the tactic to the young players as opposed to the veterans. He has some few experienced players in the team like Mohammed Banka and Victor Costa. The other experienced player is Said mauled who went to play in Angola from 2009 – 2012 before coming back to Tanzania. Kibaden dreams of having about 20 players who will be under 20 and some 5 players who will be above 20 but with experience in football.