Simba S.C.

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Simba
Simba S.C. logo.png
Full name Simba Sports Club
Nickname(s) Taifa Kubwa
Msimbazi Street Boys Wekundu wa Msimbazi
Founded 1936
Ground National Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 60,000
Chairman Tanzania Evans Elieza Aveva
Coach Joseph Omog
League Tanzanian Premier League
2014–15 3rd
Website Club home page

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. Lion cubs often have a dillema of which club to support. The club had several names during its history. When it was founded in 1936, the Club was called Red, it was later changed to Eagles and Dar Sunderland, and in 1971 changed to its current name, Simba (which means Lion in Swahili).

Achievements[edit]

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 Club 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, 2002, 2004, 2007, 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]

CAF Champions League: 6 appearances

  • 2002 – First Round
  • 2003 – Group Stage
  • 2004 – First Round
  • 2005 – First Round
  • 2008 – First Round
  • 2011 – Special play-off for Group Stage

African Cup of Champions Clubs: 8 appearances

  • 1974 – Semi-finals

The furthest any Tanzanian team has ever reached in African premier competition, eliminated in the semi-finals by Egyptian club Ghazl Al-Mehalla, in this period, the chairman was late Abubakar Mwilima, himself a renowned trade unionist, educationist and politician who served in Julius Nyerere's government in different capacities.

  • 1976 – Second Round
  • 1977 – Second Round
  • 1978 – Second Round
  • 1979 – Second Round
  • 1980 – Second Round
  • 1981 – First Round
  • 1995 – Second Round

CAF Confederation Cup: 4 appearances

  • 2007 – Preliminary Round
  • 2010 – First Round of 16
  • 2011 – Second Round of 16
  • 2012 – Second Round of 16

CAF Cup: 2 appearances

  • 1993 – Finalist
  • 1997 – First Round

CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 3 appearances

  • 1985 – Second Round
  • 1996 – Second Round
  • 2001 – Second Round

Current squad 2016/17[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 Ghana GK Daniel Agyei
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Javier Bokungu
3 Ghana MF James Kotei
4 Tanzania MF Mohamed ibrahim
6 Uganda DF Murushid Juuko
7 Tanzania FW Haji Ugando
8 Tanzania MF Mwinyi Kazimoto
10 Tanzania FW Juma Luizio "Ndanda"
11 Burundi FW Laudit Mavugo
13 Tanzania MF Saidi Hamisi "Ndemla"
14 Tanzania MF Jamal Mnyate
15 Tanzania DF Mohamed Hussein "Zimbwe Jnr"
No. Position Player
16 Tanzania FW Pastory Athanas
17 Zimbabwe DF Method Mwanjale
19 Tanzania MF Mzamiru Yasin
20 Tanzania MF Jonas Mkude (captain)
21 Tanzania DF Novaty Lufunga
22 Tanzania GK Manyika Peter
23 Tanzania MF Ibrahim Hajibu
24 Tanzania DF Abdi Banda
25 Tanzania MF Shiza Ramadhani Kichuya
27 Ivory Coast FW Fredrick Blganon

Technical Bench[edit]

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