Mapinduzi cup day 9: A remake of the 2017 finals played in the group stages!

An effortless Singida United dominates JKU 2-0
Faster than JKU defenders at a ball released by goalkeeper Hasi Juma of JKU, Dany Lyanga opened score at the 20th minute for Singida United. Upset by the goal, JKU didn’t have time to recover and another defensive error caused them a second goal a minute after conceding the first. Elinywesia Sumbi’s powerful shot went straight into the net for the 2-0.
JKU had two great chances to level score in the second half,but Haji Silmain shot twice on the goalkeeper in two separate face to face goal opportunities at the 79th and 82nd minutes.

Team captain Deus Kaseke of Singida United vas voted man of the match.
Singida United will faces Young Africans on Monday 8th January 2018 at 8:15pm local time in what is going to be a hot derby on the island of Zanzibar.

Simba vs Azam FC  (0-1)

A remake of the 2017 finals of the mapinduzi cup with a victory for Azam FC just as in the past final.

Simba fans rallied the gates of the Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar too witness what was to be the revenge match opposing their side to Azam FC.

The first half was dominated by Simba with a very vibrant squad which played upfront while Azam FC tried to contain the numerous offensives and played on the counter offensive register.  Bernard Arthur of Azam FC made several sprints challenging the Simba defence line which finally lost a ball in its half that caused them damage.   Azam FC opened score at the 60th minute by Iddi Kipagwile with an assist by Salmin Hoza.

Simba’s rushes upfront and pressure mounted couldn’t yield any goals as Azam players retreated in their half and were all engaged in the process of preserving the lone goal of the night with Goalkeeper Razak Abalora named man of the man thanks to his performance and especially last save at the 95th minute when he diverted the ball to a corner after a perfect header from John Bocco.

Mission accomplished by Azam FC which earns 3 points, and bounces back in the semi final race after haven conceded a defeat yesterday to URA. Simba’s chances of moving ahead to the semis are minute, but they face the Uganda Revenue Authority FC on Monday 4:30pm local time in what’s going to be a determinant match which will decide who goes through and who remains!

Sunday January 7th 2018 with witness a single match at the Amaan stadium. At 8:15pm, Zimamoto will face Young Africans for what will be its last  and farewell match. All the island teams have been eliminated so far and Monday’s matches will end  the group stages of the Mapinduzi cup.




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