VPL: Kahata stars as Simba pull away

VPL: Kahata stars as Simba pull away

Kenya international Francis Kahata was on the mark as Simba downed Namungo 3-2 to extend their Vodacom Premier League lead to nine points

Kahata opened the scoring in the 21st minute after a perfectly weighted cross from Shomari Kapombe. Namungo were not wowed by the star power and pulled one back in the 35th minute.

Hasan Dilunga ensured Simba regained the lead four minutes later with a thunderous left strike from outside the box into the bottom left corner. 

Hard-fighting Namungo equalised in the 71st minute but the evergreen Meddie Kagere was on point to tap home the winner in the 90th minute. Namungo players surrounded the referee claiming the Rwandese goal poacher was in an offside position but the goal stood.

Simba have now 44 points nine ahead of second-placed Azam FC after 17 matches played. 

In another match, Tanzania Police jumped into the top ten with a 1-0 over JKT Tanzania.

Vodacom PremierLeague results:

  • Simba 3-2 Namungo
  • Polisi 1-0 JKT Tanzania