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Football | Tanzania

Simba, TFF Bosses mourn Mafisango



Simba players and technical crew are still in shock following the sudden demise of influential midfielder Patrick Mafisango in a car crash on Thursday morning in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Simba chairman Ismail Aden Rage was loss for words as he described the death of Mafisango as a painful blow to the team and to the entire football fraternity.

Mafisango who is a Rwandan international was born on 9th March 1987 in Kinshasa in the DRC but moved across the border and got citizenship in Rwanda .

"I am still in shock at the sudden death of Mafisango the news reached me and I am still coming to terms with the news. The death is a big blow to us and the whole football fraternity not forgetting his family members"

"Mafisango was key for Simba in our recent Tanzania title win and a very committed and dedicated player and to suddenly lose him so cruely makes me lack words to explain his demise.On behalf of the team I would like to condole his family and urge them to take heart in this trying time" Simba chairman Ismail Aden Rage told SuperSport.com

Meanwhile the Tanzanian football federation(TFF) chairman Leodegar Tenga also send his condolences describing Mafisango's death as a cruel blow to Tanzanian football. "I was shocked to hear the sad news of Mafisango;s death and on behalf of the federation and myself, I would like to send my sincere condolences to the family and the whole Simba fraternity as they adjust to this loss" Tenga told SuperSport.com

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