Zambian player hails Msimbazi giants after managing to beat Red Devils again at home
Simba SC midfielder Clatous Chama compared the club to the ‘kings of the jungle’ after defeating Al Ahly 1-0 in a Caf Champions League match at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Tuesday.
“Mwamba Lusaka” was among the players who played for the giants of Msimbazi as they took the vital victory against the African champions in front of 30,000 fans.
Mozambican star Luis Miquissone scored the most important goal in the 31st minute, exchanging one-two assists with Chama before unleashing a right-footed effort that sizzled past Al Ahly defender and goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy on the roof of the net.
Chama has now taken to his social media pages to declare that they are dominating the skies in Africa after the huge victory which saw them take full control of Group A with six points in two matches.
“The kings of the jungle grew wings and continued to rule the sky where all the eagles knelt without objection, thank you Lord,” Chama wrote on her social media pages.
For her part, Simba CEO Barbara Gonzalez thanked the players for the demonstration they made to exclude the African champions.
“We want to thank our players and the technical bench for the good performance they gave us, it’s such a great victory against the best team in Africa,” Gonzalez told reporters after the match.
“We are happy to have the win and now we are at the top of the table, slowly, slowly, we are moving in the right direction, we want to qualify from the group and we now have four games to play, we are going to make sure that we win all of our home games.
The defending Tanzania Mainland League champions started the match better, denying the Egyptians possession. Their confidence level was good and the presence of the fans made things even easier.
Miquissone had a real chance in the game after just five minutes when he was slipped into the danger zone by Clatous Chama. However, his touch in the danger zone was heavy, allowing the goalkeeper to make a save.
The deviations in concentration have almost turned out to be costly for East Africans. The ball was passed to Oluwafemi Ajayi whose unique pass set up Abdul Kahraba. But the latter shot 16 meters wide to the relief of the local supporters.
In the 31st minute, the home team’s supporters had something to celebrate. Mozambican Miquissone was let loose in the 18-yard zone and unleashed an unstoppable rocket that hit the crossbar before rebounding into the net.
It was the second time Al Ahly has lost at the same spot, as they lost 1-0 in 2019.