Stand United’ hope of staying in the Tanzania Vodacom Premier League remain alive after they dented Simba’s title ambitions with a hard-fought draw at Benjamini Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
Simba SC threw away a 2-0 lead to draw in a 3-3 thriller, the Ligi Kuu leaders opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Ghanaian defender Asante Kwasi who raced to finish rebound following Shiza Kichuya long range effort.
Burundian striker Laudit Mavugo doubled the advantage after 16 minutes to give the hosts a comfortable lead. However the visitors who played a fine counter attack football were able to get back on the game by pulling two quick goals scored by Tariq Seif and Aron Rwambo to make 2-2 until the half time whistle.
After the restart Simba SC increased pressure towards the visitor’s goal and they succeed to add another goal through Nicholas Gyan, that goal lasting for only six minutes before Stand United levelled with curling effort through Bigirimana Blaise.
Simba SC who were without their twin strikers Emmanuel Okwi and John Bocco remain at the top of the table five points above their arch rival Yanga who have a game in hand.