Simba SC have suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to JKT Tanzania in the Tanzania Mainland League match played on Friday.
The hosts have not lost against JKT in the past three games, winning all and scoring six goals in the process and conceding once.
The last meeting ended 3-1 in favour of Wekundu wa Msimbazi, and with their current form, only a few expected their visitors to win.
The defending champions were uncharacteristically outplayed by JKT, and they conceded in the 24th minute. Adam Adam was in a good position to connect to a cross from the left flank to hand his side their maiden win against the 20-time league champions.Article continues below
Despite a spirited performance by the hosts in the second half, JKT Tanzania held on to their lead to bag maximum points.
The Sven Vandenbroeck-led side have now suffered two defeats in the 20 league games played this season. The first defeat came against Mwadui FC on October 30, 2019, with Gerald Mathias scoring the lone goal of the match.
Simba remain top of the table with 50 points, 12 more than second-placed Azam FC while Yanga SC are third with 34 points.