The Tanzanian reveals his gamers relaxed within the second interval permitting the Msimbazi giants to take benefit and kill the sport
Dodoma Jiji coach Mbwana Makata has blamed the staff’s 3-1 defeat towards Simba SC within the Mainland Premier League on the shortage of focus amongst his gamers, particularly within the second half.
Jiji got here into the match at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam in search of to avenge the first-round defeat but it surely was the Msimbazi giants who ended up sealing a double over them after objectives from Chris Mugalu (2) and Luis Miquissone.
Simba had taken a deserved lead by way of Mugalu however Jiji had been stage three minutes later courtesy of Cleophace Mkandala however within the second half, Miquissone and Mugalu scored to finish their hopes of getting a win towards the champions.
Makata has instructed Aim after a great show by his aspect within the first half, their stage of focus dropped within the second interval permitting Simba to take benefit and carry the day.
“The sport was good, we’ve managed 90 minutes by shedding the primary half. We performed very properly with tactical self-discipline, and we additionally managed to comprise them by sealing all of the loopholes,” Makata instructed Aim.
“We additionally managed to play some counter-attacking soccer however I believe everyone knows Simba are good particularly when enjoying at this venue [Mkapa], they’ll use their area and ball properly, and what we did we denied them area and tried to make use of the counter-attack and it helped us to go to the half-time break at 1-1.
“Within the second interval, my gamers misplaced focus and allowed Simba into the sport, they gave them a lot area to maneuver the ball simply and we obtained punished with the 2 objectives, we didn’t defend as a unit prefer it was within the first interval, and we had been overwhelmed.
“However to be sincere, we should congratulate Simba for profitable the sport, I concede defeat as a result of they managed to penetrate and spoil my plans, it means they’ve skilled gamers, they’re good and on high of their sport now, we now should focus and return to profitable methods in our subsequent match.”
On his half, Mkandala, who scored the lone objective for Jiji instructed Aim: “We knew we had been enjoying towards a giant staff, who’re representing us in Caf competitors and we deliberate to face them with confidence and we additionally needed to earn revenge since that they had overwhelmed us within the first assembly but it surely was not simple for us, as a result of everyone knows what Simba can do.
“They’re approaching to win the league and so they’re harmful to face now, we performed based on the coach’s instruction however let me admit the perfect staff received, Simba had been the higher aspect and deserved to win.”
On scoring twice towards Simba within the two matches up to now this season, Mkanda mentioned: “I’m comfortable to attain towards Simba twice, it isn’t simple, to attain towards them [home and away] and it provides me the arrogance to face different groups.
“I’ll proceed to attain objectives, I now have three and I need to add to my tally, I don’t have to attain towards Simba solely however should combat to attain towards each staff within the league.”
The win noticed Simba attain 61 factors from 25 matches, 4 greater than second-placed Yanga SC, who’ve 57 from 27 matches whereas Azam FC are third on 54 factors from 28 outings.
The 2 groups will now shift their focus to the home cup whose matches might be performed this weekend.