Emmanuel-Okwi

Uganda Cranes striker Emmanuel Okwi featured for Simba SC in Tanzania as they sealed the 2018/19 league title with a 2-0 victory over Singida United at the Namfua Stadium.

Defender Murushid Jjuuko was not part of the 18-man matchday squad due to an injury but has been instrumental for the team throughout their title-winning season.

Meddie Kagere and team captain John Bocco scored a goal each to seal a maiden victory clinching the second successive title in a row for the Msimbazi Reds.

The victory took Simba to 91 points at the top the table, eight points ahead of second-placed Young Africans SC who have 83 points with only two games to the end of the season.

The feat means Simba now have 20 Tanzania Mainland Premier League titles, seven adrift of their main rivals Yanga.

They will take on Biashara United on May 25th, at the Uhuru stadium where they will lift the trophy before winding up their campaign against Mtibwa Sugar at the Jamhuri stadium on May 28th.

Simba will now represent Tanzania in the Caf Champions League next season.

They will also play against Sevilla on Thursday 23rd May at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in a club friendly match.

Both Okwi and Jjuuko are part of the Uganda Cranes 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad and will join up with the camp in Abu Dhabi after completion of the season.