16 August 2010

Tanzania: Yanga Vow to Defeat Simba SC

Yanga have promised to win this year's charity shield at the expense of their archrivals, Simba SC.

Yanga, who lost to Mtibwa Sugar in a similar match last year, face the reigning Mainland champions on Wednesday at Uhuru Stadium.

The club's information officer, Louis Sendeu, told The Citizen yesterday that their players had high morale ahead of the derby.

"We're at Bagamoyo and players are raring to go, they are in top shape and this time around we're going to annihilate Simba," he said.

Simba, who have in recent years been enjoying victories over Yanga, are in Zanzibar gearing up for the encounter.

Reports have it that Yanga's head coach Kostadin Papic has proposed the match to be played at the National Stadium at night.

The Charity Shield match will be played barely three days before the Mainland Premier League kicks off.

Yanga, who lost the title to Simba last season, will open against Police Dodoma while their rivals will be entertaining African Lyon at Uhuru Stadium.

Meanwhile, Majuto Omary reports that Juma Pinto of Jambo Leo was elected the Tanzania Sports Writers Association (Taswa) chairman in the general election held in the city yesterday.

Pinto got 60 votes to eclipse Masoud Sanani of Business Times who got 11 while MCL's Mpoki Bukuku trailed with eight votes.

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