Simba SC edge Coastal Union of Tanga 2-0 on Sunday night at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam to win their fourth consecutive Vodacom Tanzania Premier League title.
Goals from captain John Bocco and Chriss Mugalu were enough for Simba to seal crucial home victory and rise their tally to 79 points, that’s cannot be reached by any other team.
Their rivalry, Young Africans are second with 70 points, only two games remaining to finish the current season.
The victory means Simba also earn a place in next season’s edition of TotalEnergies CAF Champions League. This season they were eliminated by Kaizer Chiefs in the quarter final.
Back to the game, Bocco scored from a long range shot after Clatous Chama set for him from an indirect Free-kick, to leave Coastal Union goalie Abubakar Abbas with nothing to do.
Mugale doubled Simba’s lead in the 25th minute after receiving a break line pass from left back David Kameta.
Bocco nearly scored the third for Simba before the break, but his goal was ruled offside. The captain is currently the leading scorer with 15 goals, one more to Prince Dube of Azam FC.
Mugalu on his side, is also chasing the golden boot in his debut season in Tanzania Top flight after rising his tally to 13 goals, only two behind leading striker, Bocco.
With Simba clinching the title, the battle remains on the relegation zone, with seven teams still in danger.
Following their defeat to Simba, Coastal Union now need revival in their remaining two games against Mwadui FC and Kagera Sugar, both at home to move out of danger.
Other teams still in danger are Ihefu SC, Mbeya City, Kagera Sugar, Mtibwa Sugar, JKT Tanzania and Ruvu Shooting.
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