After following up their capture of the Tanzanian Community Shield with a victory to begin their NBC Premier League campaign, Simba continued their strong start to the 2023-24 season with a 2-0 victory over Dodoma Jiji on Sunday. Jean Baleke turned in from a Mohamed Hussein cross at the end of the first half before striker Moses Phiri fired in Simba’s second goal early in the second half to put his team beyond reach.
Three were three other matches over the weekend. Mtibwa Sugar and Namungo each avoided defeats at home by finding late goals to level against Coastal Union and Kinondoni MC respectively while Ihefu FC kicked off the weekend’s action with a 1-0 victory over Kagera Sugar on Saturday.
The league action will continue on Monday with one match featuring newly promoted Mashujaa hosting Geita Gold. Singida Fountain Gate and defending champions Young Africans will begin their league campaigns on Tuesday.
Highlights from three of the weekend’s matches are below.