Tanzania: Cherished Simba Dedicate Win to Fans

SIMBA Head Coach Pablo Franco has dedicated their qualification into the CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) group stage to club’s fans who descended at the Heroes Stadium in Zambia to cheer the team on Sunday.

Simba, the country’s envoys in the Interclub games marched into the last 16 of the competition with a 4-2 aggregate win over Red Arrows despite losing 2-1 in the return leg match.

However, speaking after the tense encounter, the Spanish trainer could not help but shower praises on Simba supporters who crossed borders to rally behind their team.

“I want to thank Simba fans, for me it is amazing that we are playing very far from home and they are here with us. They have been with us during training sessions, at the hotel and throughout the match.

“I say thank you to them because they have made a great effort and this qualification if for them and I hope to see them in other upcoming Simba games,” said Franco who stretched his unbeaten run at the club in all competitions to four games.

His skipper John Bocco, who was introduced in the late stages of the match replacing Meddie Kagere, also blessed Simba fans who travelled from Dar es Salaam and those who reside in Zambia for their immense support.

“We thank them for this loyal treatment they have given us. After crossing the boundaries, we now focus on the games we will play in the group stages in order to continue doing well,” Bocco said.

Likewise, the team’s full back Mohamed Hussein commended their supporters saying they helped a lot to give them energy especially when they were trailing by two goals to nil.