Taddeo Lwanga lone goal was enough for Tanzania champions’ Simba SC to beat their rivals, Young Africans ‘Yanga’ 1-0 to win the FA Cup on Sunday evening at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma.
Yanga was forced to play 46 minutes with a man down after midfield, Mukoko Tonombe was sent off on straight red card subsequently to a reckless play to Simba SC captain, John Bocco.
A victory for Simba means they have sealed the domestic treble after had earlier won the Community Shield and domestic top flight [VPL].
Yanga started the game on high, creating two chances in the opening ten minutes but Ditram Nchimbi and Yacouba Sogne failed to bury it into the back of the net. Neither side created dangerous attacks in the first half.
Mukoko then left a huge load to his teammate after was sent off in the 44th minutes following his retaliation to Simba skipper, Bocco.
Simba came strong on the second half and nearly break the deadlock on the 52nd minute but Luis Miquissone missed a sitter. Yacouba then missed another chance for Yanga before Simba responded through Lwanga and Chris Mugalu but all ended in vain.
Lwanga then scored the match winner ten minutes to time, connecting Miquissone corner from the right to seal a crucial victory for Wekundu wa Msimbazi.