Simba SC 1-0 Al Ahly - Tanzanians upset reigning Caf Champions League giants
Luis Miquissone scored for Simba SC vs Al Ahly.
Simba SC.
Following their latest triumph, Wekundu wa Msimbazi, are still enjoying a 100% winning record in their group

Simba SC went top of Group A in the Caf Champions League after a 1-0 win over champions Al Ahly at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Tuesday.

Luis Miquissone's first-half screamer sealed maximum points for the hosts in Dar es Salaam. 

After a hard-fought 1-0 win away to AS Vita, the Msimbazi-based charges aimed at defeating the Red Devils who had also defeated Sudanese outfit Al Merrikh at home.

The reigning Tanzania Mainland League champions started the game better, denying the Egyptians possession. Their confidence levels were good and the presence of the fans made it even easier.

Miquissone had a real chance in the game after just five minutes when he was slipped into the danger zone by Clatous Chama. However, his touch in the danger zone was heavy allowing the goalkeeper to make a save.

Concentration lapses almost proved costly for the East Africans. The ball was passed to Oluwafemi Ajayi whose one-time pass set up Abdul Kahraba. But the latter shot wide from 16-yards much to the relief of the home fans. 

In the 31st minute, the home-team supporters were given something to celebrate. Mozambican Miquissone was let loose in the 18-yard area and he unleashed an unstoppable rocket that hit the crossbar before bouncing in the net.

The champions were saved by the post in the 38th minute. Shomari Kapombe did well to get past his marker before his shot was deflected, and hit the post before going out for an unfruitful corner.

A minute later, the goalkeeper had to be at his best to deny Chris Mugalu whose low drive was destined to go in. 

In the 55th minute, Kapombe was shoved in his back on the edge of the 18-yard area and the referee awarded Wekundu wa Msimbazi a free-kick. However, the Mozambique international failed to beat the wall and the chance was wasted.

Chama danced his way past three players in the 73rd minute before feeding Muzamiru, but the latter's effort was deflected out by the goalkeeper for an unfruitful corner. 

AS Vita bounced back from their loss to Simba by defeating Al Merrikh 4-1.

It was the hosts who scored first courtesy of Elsamani Saadeldin in the eighth minute. Obed Mukokiani replied 20 minutes later before Djuma Shabani made it 2-1 in the 37th minute from the penalty spot.

The third goal was scored by Amede Masasi in the 68th minute before Mukokiani completed his brace with seven minutes to go.

Simba XI: Aishi Manula, Pascal Wawa, Shomari Kapombe, Husseini Mohamed, Joash Onyango, Clatous Chama, Luis Miquissone, Yassin Mzamiru, Taddeo Lwanga, Hassan Dilunga, Chris Mugalu

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Subs: Beno Kakolanya, Kennedy Juma, Larry Bwalya, Erasto Nyoni, Bernard Morrison, Francis Kahata, Meddie Kagere

Al Ahly XI: Mohamed El Shenawy, Mahmoud Waheed, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Hany, Badr Banoun, Aliou Dieng, Hamdi Fathi, Akram Tawfik, Abdul Kahraba, Oluwafemi Ajayi, Walter Bwalya

Subs: Mohamed Sherif, Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Ramadan, Amr Al Sulaya, Aly Lotfy, Mohamed Magdi Kafsha, Ayman Ashraf