SIMBA’S captain John Bocco has issued an apology for their decimal performance this season saying he has strong belief that they will bounce back stronger next season.
The Msimbazi Street Reds are practically on the verge to end the campaign title-less after being knocked out of the Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) semifinals 2-1 by Azam.
Also, in the Premier League, they are currently placed seven points inferior to leaders Young Africans with three matches to go before the season climaxes.
Moreover, the Msimbazi Street giants were eliminated in the quarterfinals of CAF Champions League after a 4-3 loss on post penalty shootout to Wydad Casablanca in Morocco.
“Let me take this opportunity to apologise to our fans, members and the management for failure to achieve the targets we mapped this season.
“We are aware that they had much expectation from us to do well this term, but things have gone wrong to our side despite supporting us all the way,” Bocco said in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
He then urged them not to give up in supporting their team insisting that the management has pointed out the emerged shortfalls and will do whatever it takes to sort them.
“We have a good management which is always there to ensure that the club moves forward and I am sure that they are set to improve the squad to make it competitive next term,” he said.
Also, the skipper thanked the club’s investor Mohammed Dewji for unwavering support he renders to the team while insisting not to let them down in the approaching campaign.
“This is just a transition period, we will be better again just like the way we were before when we used to do well in most of the competitions we were exposed to,” he said.
However, the Msimbazi Street Reds are the only side to represent the country in the upcoming CAF Super Cup slated to kick off in October this year.
They have already pledged to strengthen their team in order to produce tangible results in the contest a feat that every Simba fan is eagerly waiting to see.