Simba SC are through to the semifinals of this year’s Cecafa Kagame Cup after edging out hard fighting Bunamwaya of Uganda 2-1 in a highly entertaining match at the National stadium in Dar Es Salaam.
Bunamwaya conceded an own goal in the seventh minute as Ronald Seku deflected a hard drive past a stranded Hamza Muwonge and into his own goal.
The Ugandans fought back relentlessly and their efforts paid off in the 20th minute when Simba keeper Juma Kaseja failed to hold onto a long range shot from Mike Mutyaba spilling the ball into his own net to make the scores 1-1.
Kenyan international Jerry Santos got the winning goal for Simba collecting a pass from Salum Machaku before firing in a low shot that beat Bunamwaya keeper Hamza Muwonge all the way.
The goal sent thousands of fans in the stadium into delirium as they sang and danced in praise of their team.
Simba’s coach Moses Basena was full of praise of his lads, “there is more of Simba than you have seen today I still feel we have not reached our potential but we are on our way there.”
Bunamwaya’s coach Edward Golola conceded defeat saying, “it was a tough match and my players gave their best but in football sometimes you win and at times you lose.”