Investigation starts as Nyoso still under Police custody

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Kagera Sugar defender Juma Nyoso is helping police investigations for allegedly assaulting a fan after the Kagera Sugar’s 2-0 loss to Simba

Kagera Regional Police Commander (RPC) Augustine Ollomi told the Daily News that investigations were underway. “We are still holding the Kagera Sugar defender as investigation is still going on.

He will be arraigned when investigation is completed,” he said. Nyoso (29), allegedly assaulted a fan identified as Shaban Hussein (33), a businessman from Kemondo trading centre, some 25 kms from Bukoba town.

The fan was among thousands of fans who thronged the Kaitaba Stadium to witness the hair raising encounter. According to RPC Ollomi, Hussein was blowing a small trumpet (vuvuzela) aiming it directly on Nyoso’s face.

He (Nyoso) reacted by hitting the fan on the head sending him senselessly on the ground. “Hussein sustained a big injury on the head. He fainted on the spot and was immediately rushed to the nearby Bukoba Regional Referral hospital. He is still in critical condition.

Doctors are working around the clock to save him. We are investigating the incident before arraigning him,” he said. Simba comfortably reclaimed the Premier League’s pilot seat after defeating Kagera Sugar 2-0 in a lively encounter at Kaitaba Stadium on Monday.

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The win placed Simba 2-points ahead of their closest challengers, Azam whose reign at the helm lasted only 24 hours. But their traditional rivals Young Africans survived at the third place after their closest pursuers Singida United were forced to a 1-1 draw with Majimaji in Songea.

Second half goals from Saidi Ndemla in the 69th minute and John Bocco in the 79th minute were enough to place Simba at the driver’s seat with 32 points, hence forcing Azam to settle at the second place in the league table with 30 points. Kagera Sugar who several times survived Simba scare to force the first half into a barren draw, lost concentration in the late second half to allow two goals in a short span.

Kagera Sugar’s goalkeeper Juma Kaseja was a big hurdle to Simba strikers in the first half and it looked he could help his team post a draw against the leaders Simba. Shomari Kapombe who played for the first time after a long absence due to the injury was a figurehead towards Simba’s victory.

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