Simba eliminated by Al Masry


Simba have been knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup by Egypt’s Al Masry on an away goal rule after playing a goalless draw in Port Said in the second leg tie. 

In the first leg which was held in Dar es Salaam on March 7, the results were a 2-2 draw.

Simba's coach, Frenchman Pierre Lechantre decided to field five strong midfielders aimed at pausing the threats from the host, that decision made his side to be defensive throughout the game.

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The introduction of Laudit Mavugo and Shiza Kichuya who came in to replace Yusuph Mlipili and James Kotei seemed to benefit Simba who started to possess the ball and create the chances in the dying minutes of the second half.

Earlier today their arch rival Yanga was eliminated by Botswana’s Township Rollers after also playing a goalless draw. In the first leg they were beaten 2-1 in Dar es Salaam.

Simba who is the current leader in the Ligi Kuu table will now turn their attention in the coming league matches and their first task after the international break will be to play with Yanga who sit second on the table.  

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