Kenyan international defender Pascal Ochieng’ featured for Simba SC as the reigning Tanzanian Premier League Champions rallied from a goal down to beat Azam 3-1 in a thrilling match, on Saturday 27 October, at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.
Prolific hit-man John Bocco put Ibrahim Shikanda’s Azam ahead in the fourth minute but his celebrations were cut-short by Felix Sunzu’s equalizer in the seventh minute.
Ten minutes later, Azam suffered a big blow after Bocco picked-up a knee injury for Mcha Khamis to replace him..
Simba fully capitalized on Bocco’s injury with Uganda Cranes forward Emmanuel Okwi hitting a brace in the 41st and 51 minutes respectively-for Simba to register their sixth win of the season and extend their stay at the top of the table.
Simba: Juma Kaseja (GK), Nasoro
Masoud, Amir Maftah, Shomari Kapombe, Pascal Ochieng, Jonas Mkude, Mrisho
Ngassa, Amri Kiemba, Felix Sunzu, Mwinyi Kazimoto, Emmanuel Okwi.
Azam: Ally Mwadini (GK), Ibrahim Shikanda, Sahm Nuhu, Said Morad, Agrey Moris, Abdulhalim Humud, Jabir Stima, Himid Mkami, John Bocco, Kipre Herman, Salum Salum.