Ardent football fan rides 1,500km for Simba Day

AN ardent fan of Simba identified as  Audax Alphonce (24),  is on his 12-day journey from Bukoba to Dar es Salaam  to attend Simba Day celebration on August 8th this year.

His long journey will cover 1,500 kilometres from Bukoba to Dar es Salaam via Geita, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora, Singida, Dodoma, Morogoro and Coast regions.

Simba SC official based  in Bukoba, Benson Eustace  told the ‘Daily News’ that Alphonce  left Bukoba town on July 2nd this year heading to Dar es Salaam.

According to Eustace,  the fan has three main intentions; to visit Simba headquarters where he will  meet and hold discussions with top club’s officials and ultimately attend Simba Day celebrations.

Alphonce was also quoted as saying  before starting his 1,500km journey: “in case I die, I want Simba flag to be hoisted on my grave.”

Meanwhile, a  contingent of eight boxers and two officials from Mwanza arrived in Bukoba yesterday for a friendly boxing  bonanza  to be held at the Mashujaa Stadium here today.

An organiser of the tournament, Robert Kyaruzi, explained that the bonanza will start at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. pitting boxers from Mwanza and host Zaagwaa Boxing Club of Kagera.

Kagera region has a long history by producing  top boxers including tha late William Majwala, who was also the national boxing coach,  the late Aloyce Nuti, Leonidace Njunwa  and John Kaijanante, among others.

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