Simba SC have been announced the Tanzania Premier League champions winning the title for the third consecutive time.
Simba needed just a point to ensure they kept the league title and they played to a 0-0 draw against Tanzania Prisons to secure it.
This is the first league title for coach Sven Vandenbroeck who arrived in December 2019.
The league victory also means that Simba have maintained their slot in the Caf Champions League competition.
Simba SC equals Yanga’s record
Simba’s three successful consecutive campaigns, in the 2017/18, 2018/19 and in the 2019/20 seasons has matched Yanga’s record.
Yanga had won the league in the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.
It is the second time Simba have been champions in three straight campaigns as the same fete was achieved from 1993 to 1995.
They won the inaugural Premier League title, then known as Sunderland, in 1965 and 1966.
Apart from Yanga and Simba, no other Tanzanian club has managed to win the league gong and defend it in three or more consecutive seasons.
Focus now on FA Cup
Simba will now shift focus and energy to the FA Cup tournament where they will take on Azam in the quarter-finals.
The league victory underlines Simba and Yanga’s dominance in the Tanzanian competition in the last decade.
The two arch-rivals and Azam FC in one attempt, have bagged the title alone.
Vandenbroeck will be expected to perform better in Champions League than his predecessor Patrick Aussems.
Aussems got knocked out from the preliminary stage by UD Songo of Mozambique in Dar es Salaam.
Elsewhere in the league, Polisi Tanzania defeated Mbao FC 1-0 with Waziri Junior scoring the only goal of the encounter.
Waziri Junior scored in the 65th minute in the game played at CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza.
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