Simba fish out Sharks to book Homeboyz date
- Simba SC were forced to go the full distance to see off a resilient Kariobangi Sharks side 3-2 on post-match penalty shootouts after the quarter-finals match had ended in a barren stalemate in Nakuru
- Simba came into the clash as one of only two surviving Tanzanian sides in the Super Cup, along with Singida United who play AFC Leopards on Tuesday at the same venue
Simba SC were forced to go the full distance to see off a resilient Kariobangi Sharks side 3-2 on post-match penalty shootouts after the quarter-finals match had ended in a barren stalemate at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.
Simba came into the clash as one of only two surviving Tanzanian sides in the Super Cup, along with Singida United who play AFC Leopards on Tuesday at the same venue.
Monday’s nervy win saw them book a semi-finals date with Kakamega Homeboyz, who claimed a shock 3-1 win over Yanga SC on Sunday.
Pascal Ogweno, Geoffrey Shiveka and Eric Juma missed their penalties with their teammates Eric Kipkurui and Harrison Mwenda the only Sharks players to muster enough composure to beat Simba goalkeeper Aishi Manula.
Husssein ‘Tshabalala’ Mohammed and Paul Bukaba squandered their efforts from six yards out but Haruna Niyonzima and Erasto Nyoni converted to leave Jonas Mkude to score the winner for the Tanzanians.
Speaking in a post match interview Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluhya rued inexperience in his side as the main reason on why they failed to sail through.
“Simba is a very good side when it comes to spot-kicks and I think my boys need a lot of exposure on the same. We gave Simba’s custodian an easy task after our poorly taken penalties. But we live to fight another day,” asserted Muluyha.
The Wekundu wa Msimbazi will now face another Kenyan side Kakamega Homeboyz who stunned who stunned fellow countrymen Yanga SC 3-1 at the same venue.
Sharks Starting XI: Jeff Oyemba, Eric Juma, Geoffrey Shiveka, Michael Bodo, Sven Yidah, Duke Abuya, Eric Kapaito (Sydney Lokale (Henry Juma, )), Harrison Mwendwa, Francis Manoah (Eric Kipkirui,) Fidel Origa, Pascal Ogweno,
Unused subs: Gad Mathews, Wycliffe Otieno, Paul Kamau, Christopher Kimathi, James Mazembe, Brian Bwire,
Simba Starting XI: Aisha Manula, Ally Shomari, Hussein Mohamed, Bukaba Paul, Mlipili Yusuf (Yassim Musamiru), Erasto Nyoni, Jonas Mkude (Marcel Kaheza) ( Kichuya Shiza,) Shamori Kapombe ( Rashid Juma ), Rashid Mohamed (Moses Kitandu, ) Ibrahim Mohamed, Haruna Niyonzima,
Unused subs: Salim Ally
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