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Simba SC clinches 2024 Zanzibar Union Cup with narrow victory over Azam FC

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Simba SC emerged victorious in the 2024 Zanzibar Union Cup after securing a hard-fought 1-0 win against Azam FC in a thrilling final showdown.Despite experiencing setbacks earlier in the season, including eliminations from the Federation Cup and the CAF Champions League, Simba SC managed to salvage their campaign by clinching the prestigious Zanzibar Union Cup.

The title-deciding match against Azam FC proved to be a closely contested affair, with both teams displaying tenacity and determination throughout the encounter.

Having overcome KMKM SC with a commanding 5-2 victory in the semi-final, Azam FC entered the final as strong contenders, prompting many observers to anticipate a closely fought battle against Abdelhak Benchikha’s resilient Simba SC side.

With the match deadlocked and tension mounting, it was in the 87th minute that the decisive moment arrived.

A powerful strike from Simba SC’s 26-year-old Senegalese defensive midfielder broke the deadlock, propelling his team into the lead and ultimately securing a narrow 1-0 victory in the final moments of regulation time.

The hard-fought triumph marked a significant achievement for the Rouge et Blanc club, with their spirited performance earning them the coveted 2024 Zanzibar Union Cup title.

Despite the challenges faced earlier in the season, Simba SC’s determination and resilience shone through as they clinched victory in a fiercely contested final against formidable opposition.

As celebrations ensue among players and fans alike, Simba SC’s triumph in the Zanzibar Union Cup serves as a testament to their unwavering commitment and ability to rise to the occasion when it matters most.

With the trophy now secured, the club looks ahead to future challenges with renewed confidence and determination to achieve further success on the domestic and continental stage.

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