Wananchi midfielder Haruna Niyonzima also reveals why he traded shirt with Meddie Kagere
Simba SC defender Joash Onyango said he didn’t miss the penalty because Harambee Stars teammate Farouk Shikhalo understood it, but he missed it because “ anyone can miss a penalty ”.
The 27-year-old presented a man of the match in the Mapinduzi Cup final against his arch-rival Yanga SC. Timu ya Jangwani won 4-3 on penalties after the scoreless game ended in regulation time.
Francis Kahata, Chris Mugalu and Gadiel Michael scored for Simba as Meddie Kagere was turned down by the woodwork while Onyango’s effort was saved by Farouk Shikhalo.
Yanga scored his shots on goal via Tuisila Kisinda, Shaibu Abdalla, Zawadi Mauya and Saido Ntibazonkiza while Mukoko Tonombe was denied by Beno Kakolanya.
“We didn’t expect to lose the final to Yanga but it’s football, anything can happen,” Onyango said. Goal.
“We had prepared for the win, but when it comes to penalties it’s anyone’s game.
“I can’t say that Shikhalo saved my kick because we are teammates at the national level. All I can say is that anyone can miss a penalty.”
The old one Gor Mahia The center-back won the man of the match award after a decent stint at the back. He was thus awarded 1 million Tsh. However, the seasoned defender said his teammates played a crucial role in helping him win.
“I thank God and the other players for giving their best in the game,” Onyango continued.
“My teammates did enough to help me get the man of the match award and I really appreciate it.”
Wananchi midfielder Haruna Niyonzima was also delighted to have assisted on 27 times Tanzania The Continental League champions win the league. He then revealed why he traded his jersey with Meddie Kagere.
“It was a very difficult game considering it was a final, but in the end we won the competition,” said Niyonzima. Goal.
“I respect Kagere although I am his captain in the national team. He plays for a good team which is one of the best and I took his jersey to remind myself that I won a final against him in 2021.
“But as you know, Simba and Yanga are sworn rivals and the friendship is not on the pitch.”