FA Cup Final: Mtibwa Sugar vs Singida United Combined XI

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The Premier League pair meet at Sheikh on Saturday evening with each looking to secure the Federation Cup, but who makes our XI?

The FA Cup final is sure to provide fireworks at the Sheikh Amri Abeid stadium as Singida United take on Mtibwa Sugar on Saturday.

Singida United have spent huge sums in recruitment all areas of the pitch in their debut season, with varying degrees of success, while Mtibwa Sugar have been forced to spend moderately in the transfer market.

Several big names have been omitted from the joint XI- but who do you think should have made the cut?

Goal takes a look at both squads and reveals the combined XI, based on available players.


Goalkeeper


Benedict Tinoco (Mtibwa Sugar): As good a goalkeeper as Ally Mustapha is for Singida United, this was a no-brainer selecting Tinoco.

The former Yanga man is in imperious form, as he showed with a wonder save in Mbeya City goalless draw on Monday.

If Mtibwa Sugar harbor hopes of beating Singida United in the final, they will look to Tinoco to keep the door locked at the back.


Defense


Kibwana Ally Shomari (Mtibwa Sugar): The right full-back has been a model of consistency in recent seasons for Mtibwa Sugar and narrowly edges out Malik Antir for a starting spot.

Hassan Isihaka (Mtibwa Sugar): The central defender is one of the standout players in this Mtibwa Sugar squad. He is aggressive by nature and he can attack when the team possess the ball.

Kennedy Juma (Singida United): Hans van Pluijm feels more assured when he has his captain on the pitch. He is aggressive and can be the key defender for the Singida based side in the match.

Shafiq Batambuze (Singida United): The Ugandan left-back has been named as one of Singida United's best signings so far. His ability to cover in defence and his movement when going forward is the key for left flank of the team.


Midfield


Shaban Nditi (Mtibwa Sugar): The experienced holding midfielder, has played a lot of games in the Mtibwa Sugar’s jersey and he has remained consistent, no one can argue on the presence of this man in this list.

Mudathir Yahaya (Singida United): The perfect example of a box to box midfielder, he can defend but also can attack when if and when needed. He has endured a productive loan spell at Singida United.

Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Singida United): The Zimbabwean powerful midfielder, his style of play makes him a nightmare for opposing players to deal with, if you have not seen Kutinyu play, don’t worry, go and watch how Paul Pogba or Yaya Toure play, it is the same stuff.

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Hassan Dilunga (Mtibwa Sugar): After several inconsistent season, Dilunga has finaly lived to expectations. His performances are almost at the same level that earned him a place at Yanga five seasons ago. He creates a lot of goals for his teammates and he can score when needed, what a player.


Strikers


Kambale Salita (Singida United): There are two arguments on who deserves to be here between Kambale and Stamili Mbonde, but I have gone for Salita because of his goal scoring accuracy. Mbonde is a good player but in three chances he can score one, this is not the same with Kambale who has a higher scoring accuracy.

Kigi Makasi (Singida United): The set piece specialist, Makasi’s pace, speed and power has made him very difficult for many defenders to deal with.

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