A first half hat-trick by Jean Baleke has earned Simba a deserved 3-0 win over a 10-man Coastal Union.
The encounter at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday afternoon has witnessed Simba maintaining unbeaten run of the season.
Baleke netted in the 6th minute to put his side upfront before doing the same in the 11th minute and 40th minute respectively when he scored via a spot kick.
It is the second hat-trick of the campaign after that sealed by Azam’s Feisal Salum in their 4-0 triumph over Tabora United.
However, Coastal Union suffered a blow in the 19th minute when Haji Ugano was shown marching orders following a reckless challenge on Simba defender Henock Inonga.
After the impact, Inonga was rushed to Temeke Hospital for further treatment and immediate report suggest that he is progressing well.
In the second half, despite playing with 10-men on the field, the Tanga based side succeeded to defend well to avoid conceding extra goals in the second half.