The East Africans’ victory put them at the top of their group with the most points from the two games they played
Simba SC coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa believes his accusations deserved a win over Al Ahly in their Caf Champions League match at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Tuesday.
Luis Miquissone’s first-half screamer sealed the maximum points for the hosts in Dar es Salaam. The Mozambican was dropped in the 18-yard zone in the 31st minute and unleashed an unstoppable rocket that hit the crossbar before bouncing back into the net.
It was the only goal of the game, and it saw Wekundu wa Msimbazi register their second win in as many Group A appearances. The Frenchman believes his charges fully deserved the win.
“The way we played we deserved a win,” Da Rosa said after the game.
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The victory allowed the Tanzanians to lead their group with maximum points after a first victory against AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chris Mugalu scored the goal that gave them the victory.
The 21-time league champions are the only team with a 100% winning record and, as a result, they are on six points.
AS Vita bounced back from their loss to Simba, beating Al Merrikh 4-1 away at Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman.
It was the hosts who scored first thanks to Elsamani Saadeldin in the eighth minute. Obed Mukokiani replied 20 minutes later before Djuma Shabani went 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 remaining.
Meanwhile, Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane questioned the decision to have fans attend the game. Caf allowed 30,000 fans to attend the match and Tuesday morning, the 30,000 tickets were already sold out.
Speaking after the match, Mosimane explained his dissatisfaction with the decision to allow fans to attend the Group A match by saying that everything that happened in the match never happened anywhere in the world.
“We have to be professional after any defeat, but the game could go on better,” Mosimane told the club. official site. “I am a professional trainer and have no comment on the fan participation as it was Caf’s decision, but what happened today? [Tuesday] has not happened anywhere in the world. “
The South African tactician, however, remained convinced he will still qualify for the squad despite losing to Tanzania, insisting he still has four matches to play.
“We still have four games left in the group stage and we will fight to reach the next round,” Mosimane continued.
“We were aiming to dominate possession in today’s game, but we missed a number of chances in the first half, and in those games we have to take our chances.”