Tanzanian giants were made to dig deep and see off a stubborn Stand United 3-2 in post-match penalty kicks after both teams had played to a 1-1 draw in an Azam Cup match played at Kambarage Stadium in Shinyanga.
Simba took the lead in the 51st minute through a Hassan "HD" Dilunga penalty kick but the hosts were soon on level terms when dangerman Miraj Selehe turned in a beautiful cutback from Maulid Fadhili.
Simba converted their three of their five spot-kicks as Stand could only see their two kicks hit the back of the net.
In another Cup match, Panama FC lost 2-5 to visiting Sahare All Stars at Independence Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Mbeya City were dumped out after losing 1-2 to high-riding Namungo at Sokoine in Mbeya while in Mtwara, Ndanda FC made light work of Kitayosa beating them 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Azam Cup Results
- Stand United 1 (2)- 1 (3) Simba
- Panama 2-5 Sahare All Stars
- Mbeya 1-2 Namungo
- Ndanda 3-1 Kitayosa
February 26, 2020 fixtures
- Ihefu v Azam
- JKT v Alliance
- Kagera Sugar v KMC
- Yanga v Gwambinia