28 November 2018 08:29
Jaffari Kibaya was a man of the match on Tuesday evening when Mtibwa Sugar beat Northern Dyanamo of Seychelles 4-0 in a Total CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg at Chamazi Stadium, few miles outside Dar es Salaam City.
Kibaya scored a hatrick in 12, 36, and 57 before Riphat Msuya netted the fourth in the added minutes to clear the road for Mtibwa Sugar in the continental second tier tournament.
Mtibwa started the game with high speed, looking for early goal and succeeded to score the opener on the 12th minute when Kibaya converted Salim Kihimbwa pass inside the box.
The Tanzania FA Cup winners missed a number of chances through Kihimbwa, Juma Liuzio and Ismail Mhesa before Kibaya double the lead in the 36th minute.
Dynamo striker, Mussa Njie missed three chances in the first half, thanks to Mtibwa goalie, Shaban Kado, who saved the day for the hosts.
Kibaya converted the penalty spot in the 57th minutes to give Mtibwa Sugar a reason to cheer on their return to CAF Tournament after 14 years of absence.
Selfishness in the final third denied Mtibwa a chance to score more goals after Mhesa, Kihibwa and Haruna Chanongo failed to team up and ended up shooting hopeless inside and outside the 18 yard. Riffat Msuya late goals gives Dyanamo a moutain to climb for the return leg in Seychelles a week later.
Zubeiry Katwila (Mtibwa Sugar coach)
We wanted an early goal and we knew that it will come. Northern Dynamo is a good team and they defended well but my players keep pushing and scored an early goal that easy pressure for us.
We also lost many chances. My players lost concentration and most of the time they played individually to deny us chance for more goals, but we are looking forward for the return leg. I can also say Jaffari Kibaya had a good game today, he scored an important hatrick.
Mussa Njie (Northern Dyanamo Captain)
It was a bad game for us. Mtibwa deserve to win because they played better than us. We tried our best but Mtibwa was too strong for us. This was the first experience for us in CAF competitions and we have learned something. Tanzania football is making a good step compared to Seychelles, but we are looking forward for the return leg because in football everything is possible.