Simba SC race to win the Mainland soccer title was yesterday reduced by nine-man underdogs Villa Squad who piped them 1-0 in Dar es Salaam.

It means that their archrivals Yanga will likely overthrow them in the pilot seat if they win by a wider margin in Wednesday’s match against Mtibwa Sugar.

Villa who were at the bottom in the 14-team league played with nine players in the last 25 minutes after referee Kennedy Mapunda had twice issued a red card against the side for rough play.

Nsa Job headed home for Villa in the 40th minute.

Before the header, Emmanuel Okwi missed a penalty for Simba when Villa goalie Daudi Mwasonge thwarted the shoot. The referee awarded the penalty to Simba after   Mwinyi Kazimoto was roughed up in the danger zone.

Simba: Juma Kaseja, Said Nassoro ‘Cholo’, Amiri Maftah/Juma Jabu, Kelvin Yondani, Juma Nyosso, Jonas Gerard, Mwinyi Kazimoto, Shomari Kapombe, Emmanuel Okwi, Patrick Mafisango/Gervas Kago, Uhuru Selemani.

Villa: Daudi Mwasonge, Malika Ndeule, Mohammed Suleiman, Haruna Shamte, Cyprian Lukindo, Zuberi Dabi, Joseph Mahundi, Sixbert Mohammed, Nsa Job, Cosmas Lewis, Kigi Luseke/Stamili Kebe.

Source The Guardian

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