Simba S.C.

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Full name Simba Sports Club
Founded 1936
Ground National Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 60,000
Chairman Tanzania Evans Elieza Aveva
Manager Serbia Goran Kopunovic
League Tanzanian Premier League

Simba Sports Club is a Tanzanian football club based in Dar es Salaam. Their home games are played at two stadiums, Uhuru Stadium and National Stadium. Simba SC is one of the two biggest football clubs in Tanzania, their arch-rivals being the Young Africans. The club had several names during its history. When it was founded in 1936, it was called Queens, later Eagles and Dar Sunderland, and in 1971 changed to its current name, Simba (which means lion in Swahili).


The highest level of success that Simba SC achieved was getting to the final of the CAF Cup in 1993, when they lost to Stella Abidjan of Côte d'Ivoire. It was the highest achievement on continental competitions reached by any Tanzanian team. One of the most memorable years for the club was 2003 when it knocked off the then-reigning CAF champions Zamalek of Egypt on their way to qualify for the group stages of the CAF Champions League. In the first round of that year's competition, Simba SC eliminated Santos of South Africa.

1965, 1966 (as Sunderland)
1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
1984, 1995, 2000
2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
2005 (in Kenya)
Finalist: 1993
1974, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2002

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2002 – First Round
2003 – Group Stage
2004 – First Round
2005 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2011 – Special play-off for Group Stage
2007 – Preliminary Round
2010 – First Round of 16
2011 – Second Round of 16
1993 – Finalist
1997 – First Round
1985 – Second Round
1996 – Second Round
2001 – Second Round

Current squad 2014/15[edit]

A branch office of the club

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Tanzania GK Ivo Mapunda
2 Tanzania DF Nassoro Masoud "Cholo"
3 Tanzania MF William Lucian
4 Uganda DF Juuko Murshid
6 Uganda MF Simon Sserunkuma
10 Tanzania MF Shaaban Kisiga
11 Tanzania MF Ramadhani Singano
13 Tanzania MF Saidi Juma "Ndemla"
14 Tanzania DF Mohamed Hussein
16 Tanzania MF Awadh Juma Issa
18 Tanzania GK Hussein Sharrif
19 Uganda DF Joseph Owino (Captain)
20 Tanzania MF Jonas Mkude
21 Tanzania DF Abdul Makame
22 Tanzania GK Manyika Peter
No. Position Player
23 Tanzania MF Ibrahim Ajibu
24 Tanzania FW Elias Maguli
25 Uganda FW Emmanuel Okwi
27 Tanzania MF Abdallah Seseme
28 Tanzania MF Amri Kiemba
29 Tanzania DF Hassan Isihaka
50 Tanzania MF Ibrahim Twaha
Tanzania DF Joram Mgeveke
Tanzania DF Abdi Banda
Tanzania DF Miraj Adam
Tanzania DF Issa Rashid
Tanzania DF Hassan Ramadhani "Kessy"
Tanzania MF Haroun Athuman Chanongo
Uganda FW Dan Sserunkuma

Technical Bench[edit]

Coach: Serbia Goran Kopunovic
Assistant Coach: Tanzania Selemani Matola
Goalkeeper Coach: Tanzania Idd Pazi "Father"
Doctor: Tanzania Yassin Gembe
Team Manager: Tanzania Nico Nyagawa
Kit Manager: Tanzania

Club Leadership[edit]

Sponsor: Kilimanjaro Premium Lager

President: Evans Elieza Aveva

Vice President: Geofrey Nyange Kaburu

General Secretary: Stephen Ally

Administrative Officer: Hussein Mozzy

Treasurer: Amos Juma Gahumeni

Club Media Officer: Humphrey Nyasio

Operations Officer: Stanley Philipo

Clerical Officer: Juma Issa Matari

Executive Committee Members:
1. Ally Suru
2. Collin Frisch
3. Idd Kajuna
4. Jasmine Badour
5. Kassim Dewji
6. Mohamed Nassoro
7. Musleh Saleh
8. Said Tully
9. Salim Abdallah
10. Zacharia Hans Poppe

External links[edit]