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Football | Tanzania

Spotlight on big derby



With one of the biggest derbies taking place in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, supersport.com takes a look the Vodacom Premier League clash that will see battles lines drawn between Simba and Yanga at National Stadium.

The match which will be live on SS9 East from 1900hrs as it is set to once again revive bitter rivalry between the country’s two oldest clubs and we have collected facts and trivia for the derby ahead of the clash.

-The clubs have 36 titles between them with each having won 18 apiece.

-This is the 99th meeting between the two rivals, with Yanga registering 36 wins, Simba 32 and the two forced to share spoils 30 times.

-Yanga have pitched camp at Double Tree while Simba have gone to their usual hideout Zanzibar.

-The clubs are both sponsored by Tanzania Breweries Limted (TBL) through its brand, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager.

-Their first meeting since the Tanzania Premier League, now Vodacom Premier League was in 7th June 1965 at now Karume Stadium that witnessed Yanga drew first blood with a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal scored by Mawazo Shomvi.

-Biggest Yanga win: Yanga 5-0 Simba 1st June 1968

-Biggest Simba win: Simba 6-0 Yanga 19th July 1977

-In their last fixture, Simba had the last laugh as they thrashed their bitter rivals 5-0 to win the league with Uganda international Emmanuel Okwi completing a brace.

-Simba will miss the services of Okwi who has been slapped with a three-match ban by TFF.

-This is the 12the meeting at National Stadium, Yanga has won five times, Simba four and draws registered twice.

-Since 1979, the teams have met in October 14 times with both sides winning six times each and two draws. The most common scoreline has been 1-0, which has decided seven of those matchdays.

-Juma Kaseja is the only player that has featured in most derbies when these two teams clash. If fielded, he will play in a record 25 matches.

-Former Yanga player Kenneth Pius Mkapa holds the record of playing most Dar es Salaam derby games, 33 of them.

-Their previous meeting saw Simba thrashing Yanga 5-0, their worst ever scoreline since 1977.

-Simba has won four of five Dar es Salaam derby floodlit matches.

-Simba are known as ‘Wekundu wa Msimbazi” while Yanga are referred to as “Jangwani”

-Simba’s traditional colours are red while Yanga kit out in Yellow and green.

Supersport.com will run a live blog and everyone can participate by tweeting using #Darderby and follow our live text commentary.

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