ASFC: It’s goal galore for trio

Simba, Azam and Ihefu have produced gigantic wins in their second round of Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) matches to progress into the best 16 category of the contest.

It has been as well as weekend of goal festival as fans enjoyed 26 beautiful goals in 270 minutes in three venues.

The Msimbazi Street Reds defeated Eagle FC 8-0 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam over the weekend to confidently storm into the next stage as they wait which side will be paired against them.

Lethal striker Moses Phiri sealed a quadruplet while midfield maestro Clatous Chama claimed a brace as Habib Kyombo and Pape Sakho contributed one goal each.

For Azam, they too marched into the third round courtesy of a hefty 9-0 triumph over Malimao FC at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on Friday as the team’s interim coach Kali Ongala keeps on flexing his winning muscles.

Again, Ihefu recorded a thunderous 9-0 victory to kick out Mtama Boys at Southern Highland Stadium in Mbarali, Mbeya which was a sweet results for them on the day.

In the Premier League, it may be a bumpy ride for Ihefu but so far, they seem to have found a comfort zone in ASFC and are now heads up figuring out whom they will conquer up next.

So far, nine Premier League teams have qualified into the last 16 after most of them performing well in the round of 32 duels hence the next ASFC draw is likely set to be dominated by Premier League teams.

Those who have already penetrated through are Simba, Azam, Ihefu, Mbeya City, Geita Gold, Kagera Sugar, Dodoma Jiji, Ruvu Shooting and Coastal Union meaning that top flight league clubs are enjoying the ride in the competition.

The ASFC champions will represent the country in CAF Confederation Cup (CAF CC), a platform which helps to put the country’s football on a global face.

Currently, Young Africans are the defending champions of the contest they clinched last season after beating Coastal Union 4-1 at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha in post-match penalties after the normal play ended in 3-3.

Until now, each of the competing teams in the competition has equal chance to be crowned new ASFC champions.

At Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, KMC handed Korosho Tunduru a 6-1 blitz while Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya, Tanzania Prisons defeated Msitu 7-1 in another one-sided game. The two matches fetched 15 total goals.

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