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“Physicality must be considered to develop Tanzanian Youth Players”: Shime.



Bakari shime

In Direct communication on Youth football development in Tanzania, Former U17 Tanzanian national team (Serengeti boys) Head Coach, Bakari shime who participated in the 12th Edition of AFCON in 2017 Gabon affirmed that to have good players we must consider uplifting the physicality of our players.

In an exclusive interview to, Shime insists on the fact that body build up will help Tanzania compete with other teams and increase Tanzania’s chances to participate in various international competitions.

Bakari shime

Bakari shime

” …as we see here, we have many players with great potential but our physical conditions are not good enough to compete with others.  We must consider  that it that can help us to compete and even to get chances to play in Europe “ shime said.

He is also made reference of the Serengeti boys’ 2017 squad in Gabon and said most of them are playing in Senior teams of the Tanzanian Premier League because they had the physical fitness which permitted them to cope.

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Shime who is current head coach of the Tanzanian Women national teams argued that opponent nations especially from West Africa qualify more for international competitions because of their physical strength.

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Talking about the narrow chances of a European career for Tanzanian young players, he said,

“We must increase our participation in Afcon and World cup. It’s there that we will show our potential and world scouts will take us because even those West African countries sometimes even cheat over the ages of their players in order to qualify for the international competitions and use it as a platform to enter Europe”

Tanzania has twice qualified for the U17 AFCON  (First was in 2017 in Gabon and lately in 2019 when they were host )

By Gharib Mzinga, From Dar es salaam

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Namungo aims big at the CAF CC.




Tanzania’s representative at the CAF confederation cup for the upcoming 2020/2021 season, Namungo Football club aimes to reach group stage of the tournament for a first participation.

Namungo which is located at the Ruangwa District in the Lindi region through its  Secretary General, Mr Ally Mkadeba said the competition is very tough because played by many African giants, nevertheless oNamungo’s aim is to the reach the group stage.

The club booked the ticket for the confederation cup after playing and losing  (2-1 with Simba SC goals scored by Luis Miquissone and John Bocco while  Edward Manyama reduced tally for Namungo.)

Nevertheless, Namungo was favoured by the competition rules of TFF which states that in case the winner of the Premier League is  same as the winner of the Federation cup, the finalist of the cup will represent Tanzania at the CAF Confederation Cup.

Namungo this season played against simba sc in community shield that held at Sheikh Amr Abeid kaluta memorial stadium in Arusha region Northern Tanzania and bowed to Simba (2-0, with goals from Benard Morrison and John Bocco).

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“our plan is to reach group stage and if  we’re unlucky, we want at least to play the second round qualifiers and that can be accomplished because we have big squad with many experienced players” Said Mkadeba.

Namungo are anxiously waiting for the fixtures of the tournament that expected to start by late of November.


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Simba sc appointed new C.E.O



Tanzanian Giant, Simba sc today introduced their new C.E.O Miss. Barbara Gonzalez in place of Senzo Mazingisa who has moved to archrivals Young Africans sc.

Miss. Barbara has worked as a head of MO Dewji Foundation for four and a half years since 2016 to date.

She’s a holder of a Masters Degree in Political science and Economics from London university in the United Kingdom in 2013.

The Chairman of Simba sc, Mohamed Dewji said the Board of Directors decided to choose Miss. Barbara because of her potential and good work in the different companies she’s gone through.

Simb’sa board of Directors sat yesterday to discuss various issues patterning to the club toward next season of  the VPL and CAFCL.

Simba will face newcomers Ihefu FC. The match will be played at the Sokoine memorial stadium in Mbeya Region.

The Tanzanian Giants will represent the country at the Caf champions league for the coming season with big signings like former Gormahia Center back Joash Onyango, Congolese international forwad Chris Mugalu, Zambian Midfielder Larry Bwalya and Ghanaian Benard Morrison from Young Africa.

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Simba sc, VPL Champions of the season



By Gharib Mzinga. Mbey.

Tanzania’s Giant Simba Sports Club today won their 21st Premier League  title with 6 games left at hand.

Simba secured a goalless draw against Tanzania Prison football club at Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya Region, southern central of Tanzania and reached 79 points 19,clear of their archrivals, Young African sc in second position.

This is third time in a row that the Reds of Msimbazi street in Dar es salaam are lifting the silver lining. (2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.)

This victory means that Simba will represent Tanzania at the CAF champions league for the 2020/21 season and would try to do better than last season where they reached the quarter finals.

Simba sc is currently the most successful club with a good economic muscles after changing their Running Systems from full membership ownership to Company.

Mohamed Dewji is Tanzanian tycoon who took the 49% shares in his investment as a result of the Giants to perform well in their campaigns.

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Then Simba sc is one of the wealthiest club in the CECAFA region with an estimate worth of $2.10Million dollars behind Al hilal Omdurman of Sudan with $2.07Million.

Thia financial power has permitted them to sign many good players both from the local and international leagues in the llikes of Clatos Chama from Zimbabwe, Luis Miquisone from Mozambique, Deo Kanda from DRC, Sharaf Eldin Shiboub from Sudan.

Another is Rwandan international striker Meddie Kagere who was last season’s top scorer with 23 goals and he is leading chart of scorers for this campaing with 19 goals

Brazilian international players Gerson Fraga and Tyron santos.

Despote thos new title, Simba sc will  remain in second position of all time Tanzabian clubs behind Young African with 27th Trophies.

Gharib Mzinga.

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