Simba SC back to winning ways in league opener after continental set-back

Comments (0)
Meddie Kagere of Simba SC of Tanzania.
Daily News.
Meddie Kagere was in inspired form as his brace helped Wekundu wa Msimbazi sweep aside JKT in their first league match this season

Simba SC kick-started their Tanzania Premier League campaign on a high note after defeating JKT Tanzania 3-1 on Thursday evening.

Meddie Kagere opened the scoring for the defending champions in the second minute following a slow start by the hosts. The Ugandan born Rwandan completed his brace just 15 minutes after the break.

Article continues below

Teammate Miraji Athuman put the result beyond doubt with his 74th-minute strike. JKT fought for a consolation goal, and it came with three minutes left courtesy of Edward Songo.

The result is a welcome relief for Patrick Aussems charges who were eliminated from the Caf Champions League barely a week ago by UD Songo of Mozambique.
Simba SC will now prepare for a game against Mtibwa Sugar on September 17.

Rivals Yanga SC fell to Ruvu Shootings by a solitary goal in the same competition last Wednesday.