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Taddeo Lwanga returns in Simba’s comeback victory over Kagera Sugar

Lwanga returned to the team fold following a compassionate leave (Courtesy photo)

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Taddeo Lwanga returns in Simba’s comeback victory over Kagera Sugar

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Taddeo Lwanga returned to the field of play as Simba SC fought from a goal down to eliminate Kagera Sugar 2-1 in the Tanzania FA Cup.

Lwanga started in the midfield alongside Jonas Mkude before he was withdrawn at the start of the second half for Ghanaian forward Bernard Morrison.

Morrison scored one and set up Meddie Kagere for another to ensure Simba win 2-1 after conceding one in the first half.

The Uganda Cranes midfielder was on a compassionate leave after losing his elder sister Agnes Nakityo last week on Friday.

Lwanga missed league games against Dodoma Jiji (3-1), Gwambina (1-0) and Kagera Sugar (2-1). He was initially rested in the 1-0 win over Mwadui before the death of his sister.

Lwanga has starred for Simba in the league and at the continent since he joined the Tanzanian champions at the start of the season.

Simba will shift attention to their next game in the league on Tuesday against Mathias Lule’s Mbeya City before facing rivals Yanga SC in the Kariakoo derby on May 8th.

They lead the league table with 61 points collected from 25 games. Yanga SC come second with 57 points from 27 games played.

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