In Saturday’s Tanzania Vodacom Premier League clash, 10-men Simba Sports Club of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania edged past their nemesis and traditional rivals Young Africans (Yanga) also from Dar, 2-1 in the one of nerve wrecking Dar derbies in recent times.
According to Tanzania’s Radio One, at least 5 people were carried out of the stadium on stretchers during the match.
Dar Derby, the 3rd largest derbies in Africa, battle the two of East African’s oldest clubs and fierce rivals Simba and Yanga both from the uptown area of Kariakoo, Dar es salaam.
Young Africans opened the score in the fifth minute of the match through Simon Msuva after Yanga was a awarded penalty. The goal seemed to catch Msimbazi street club by surprise, with Jangwani street’s Yanga taking full control of the match all the way to halftime whistle.
The Radio One commentator was also heard during the match saying:
‘Simba wanautafuta mpira kwa tochi.’
Simba’s fans listening to the match on the radio continued to send messages of good luck. during the half time, hoping for their club to turn things around.
When Simba equalized through Burundian international Laudit Mavugo in the 67th minute of second half, it seemed this year’s Dar Derby will also end up in a draw.
However, in the 81st minute Kichuya ‘The Game Changer,’ raise Simba’s fans on their feet at the National Stadium, when his volley left Yanga’s keeper Didi helpless, the comeback was complete and Simba claimed another bragging rights of ‘Dar Derby 2017’. What awaits now is the many fun-filled antics that accompany the Dar Derby.
As Msimulizi going to the press Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es salaam was PAINTED all RED!
— Vodacom Tanzania (@VodacomTanzania) February 25, 2017