Simba SC will be crowned Continental Premier League champion if he draws a draw against Coastal Union at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Sunday.
The Msimbazi giants were set to win a fourth straight top-flight title in the Kariakoo derby against rivals Yanga SC last Saturday, but they lost the game 1-0 and recovered to beat KMC 2-0 in their next game Wednesday.
Against Coastal Union, a draw will be enough for the team coached by Didier Gomes Da Rosa, as they reach a total of 79 points, and even if second-placed Yanga wins all of her remaining two matches, she will not be able to catch them.
If they pull off the feat, Simba will become the first team in Tanzanian league history to win the title for the fourth consecutive season.
|Game||Simba SC vs. Coastal Union|
|Dated||Sunday 11 July 2021|
|Time||5:00 p.m. (EAT)|
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In Tanzania the game will be LIVE on Azam TV.
|Tanzanian TV channel||Online feed|
|Outdoor TV channel (Tanzania)||Online feed|
News from teams and teams
|Position||Simba SC Team|
|Goalkeepers||Ally Juma, Aishi Manula and Beno Kakolanya.|
|Defenders||Shomari Kapombe, Joash Onyango, David Kameta, Hussein Mohamed, Gadiel Michael, Erasto Nyoni, Pascal Wawa, Kennedy Juma, Ibrahim Mohamed.|
|Midfielder||Chris Mugalu, Bernard Morrison, Mzamiru Yassin, Hassan Dilunga, Clatous Chama, Luis Miquissone, Larry Bwalya, Said Juma, Taddeo Lwanga.|
|Before||Miraji Athuman, Ibrahim Ajibu, John Bocco, Meddie Kagere, Charles Ilamfia and Perfect Chikwende.|
Simba’s assistant coach Selemani Matola has made it clear that they are going all out to win the game and be crowned champions, and are not looking for a draw.
“We have a lot of respect for Coastal Union but we prepared well for the game with our eyes on the title,” said Matola. Goal.
“We are aiming for victory, we know we need a draw but we want to aim for victory.”
The Wekundu wa Msimbazi will have all of their players available for the game with Clatous Chama ready to lead the midfielder and captain John Bocco the offensive line.
Probable XI for Simba SC: Manula, Onyango, Kapombe, Wawa, Hussein, Lwanga, Chama, Mzamiru, Bocco, Mugalu, Miquissone.
|Position||Coastal Union team|
|Goalkeepers||Abubakar Abas, Diey Makonga and Hussein Thomas.|
|Defenders||Salum Salum, Ayoub Abdallah, Hassan Kibailo, Hance Rashid, Rashid Mohamed, Peter Michael, Kelvin Raphael, Seif Bihaki and Muhusin Malima,|
|Midfielder||Paul Charles, Mwinyi Said, Martin Silvester, Beno Sichela and Pasco Kitenge.|
|Before||Hamad Majimengi, Raizin Hafidh, Jafari Msumari, Yusuph Soka, Sammy Kasikali, Erick Okorai and Francis Mustafa.|
Coastal Union have recorded a five-game winless streak and they will struggle to overtake the champions.
Probable XI for the Coastal Union: Makonga, Abdallah, Salum, Malima, Mwinyi, Sichela, Kitenge, Hafidh, Msumari, Soka, Mustafa.
As Simba beat KMC 2-0 in their last league game, Coastal Union drew 2-2 against Tanzania Prisons.
Coastal Union has yet to win their last five matches – losing 2-0 to Mtibwa Sugar, 3-0 to Ihefu FC, 1-0 to Polisi Tanzania, 2-0 to Mbeya City before the draw against Tanzania Prisons .
In contrast, Simba has lost only one game of his last five, the 1-0 defeat to Yanga in the derby. The Msimbazi giants won the other four – 3-0 against Ruvu Shooting, 1-0 against Polisi Tanzania, 4-1 against Mbeya City and the victory against KMC.
In the first round encounter, Simba beat Coastal Union 7-0 while last season they won the first round encounter 2-0 before a 0-0 draw in the second round battle.
During the 2019 season, Simba also hammered Coastal Union 8-1 and followed it with a 2-0 win to seal a brace against them.
While Simba leads the 18-team table with 76 points from 31 games, Coastal Union is second from the bottom and is at risk of relegation as they have collected 34 points in 31 games.