Simba keen on victory over Ndanda FC in VPL

26Dec 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Simba keen on victory over Ndanda FC in VPL

SIMBA SC’s coach, Masoud Djuma, has said he is ready to bring frustrations of an early exit in this season’s Azam Sports Federation Cup when his side takes on Ndanda FC in the Mainland Premier League in Mtwara on Saturday.

Simba SC players celebrate a goal the team registered in a recent Mainland Premier League match.

Burundian Djuma is now leading Simba’s technical bench after the outfit’s management had terminated the contract of the team’s head coach, Joseph Omog, last weekend.

Simba, who were the Azam Sports Federation Cup’s defending champions, suffered a 4-3 defeat to National Second Division League’s outfit of Green Warriors in the second round of the tournament.

Djuma revealed he is ready for the new challenge, which he described as surprise but achievable.

He said he has enough experience to guide the team to new heights as he had experience working with star studded sides.

The tactician said he will make some changes which will not be bad to the team.

"I know it's a big challenge but I am ready for it and it's my hope that the players will respond to my tactics, the period I have been here has helped me to observe and evaluate the players and I expect good results,” he revealed.

He further said he will need time to bring his playing tactics to work.

"People should not expect radical changes in the way the team plays, it takes time for players to grasp new method but I am confident they will respond to my instructions," he disclosed.

Currently Simba SC enjoys the driver’s seat in the Mainland Premier League with 23 points, thanks to a better goal difference the side has over second placed Azam FC.

Any mistake in the weekend will see Simba dropping to the third place as there are two points separating them with third placed Yanga, who will be away to Mbao FC in Mwanza the following day.