SIMBA caretaker coach Juma Mgunda has urged his charges to focus on the next premier league fixture while Singida Big Stars Assistant Coach Mathias Lule said a 1-1 draw against Simba was a bad day in office.
The two teams shared spoils after a tense 90-minute game Liti Stadium in Singida on Wednesday afternoon with Simba coming from behind to equalize later in the second half to claim an away point.
Both sides have since succumbed to three draws this season as the marathon gears up to the end of the first round.
However, in a post-match briefing, Mgunda insisted that the outcome was inevitable as they played against a competitive team which has good number of quality players.
“It was a tough game as I predicted earlier and we knew that we had to expect the level of competitiveness they have shown to us. But, today’s match is over, our focus in on the next encounter of which we should aim high to collect maximum points.
“There are some shortfalls which emerged in our team…we are going to sort them out so that they should not resurface during the upcoming league assignment,” Mgunda said.
His counterpart for Singida Big Stars Lule was not satisfied with the produce of the match saying it was an easy game for them of which they deserved to annex all three points.
“Dropping two points against Simba is a bad day in office for us because we analysed them well before the match. In the first half, we played very well and our players embraced well the game plan but in the second half, we committed a silly mistake and conceded.
“For us, we cannot jubilate for getting one point from Simba because our initial target was to cherish all three points from them but that has not been materialised…all teams in the league are at the same when it comes to playing football on the pitch,” he said.
The outcome has seen the Singida based giants accumulating 18 points from ten matches similar to Simba who have also attained 18 points after playing nine encounters,