Imposing striker reveals Msimbazi giants are ready to burn the midnight oil and retain the crown they won last season
Simba SC forward John Bocco has sent a strong warning to his Mainland Premier League rivals that they will leave nothing to chance as they pursue their goal of winning the title for the fourth consecutive season.
The Msimbazi giants suffered a huge scare on Saturday at Ruangwa’s Majaliwa Stadium, after scoring three goals 12 minutes from the final whistle to beat Namungo 3-1 in the rescheduled match and take a three-point lead at the top of the 18th. – team board.
The defending champions were left behind in the 21st minute when Nzigamasabo Styve’s effort deflected defender Pascal Wawa to easily beat goalkeeper Aishi Manula.
Simba was forced to wait until the second half to produce a comeback with forward Chris Mugalu starting the scoring race in the 78th minute, before captain Bocco made it 2-1 in the 83rd minute and that Ghanaian striker Bernard Morrison sealed the match with a nice catch. effort in the 87th minute.
Bocco, who has now scored in every game he has played for Simba since returning from injury, said Goal they will continue to fight for the title and will leave no stone unturned in their quest to achieve some of the goals they set for themselves at the start of the season.
What was said?
“It was a battle of champions and that’s what we’re made of, we must not give up, we must dig and get the result and we will not leave anything to chance until we achieve the goals that we ourselves. are fixed when the season has started, ”said Bocco Goal after the game.
“Every job takes persistence and we had to push ourselves to get the result against Namungo, we had to play as a team because all we needed from the game was the three points, now we are done with them [Namungo] and we focus on the next game.
“We want to win all of our games, we want to keep the title, and whatever it takes, but we know the league isn’t easy, every team wants to play and beat Simba and so we have to be ready, we also play against teams that are struggling against relegation, so it’s important to be focused and ready.
“We have to push ourselves and we won’t stop, we know what it takes for a team to be crowned champions and we don’t want to fail, we want to defend the title, win our games and see what happens at the end.”
Wekundu wa Msimbazi entered the game tied at 61 points with rivals Yanga SC at the top of the 18-team standings and knew they had to win their rescheduled game in order to start opening the gap with the chasing pack.
Simba will then face Ruvu Shooting on June 3 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.