South African football Association (SAFA) has reported Simba Football club of Tanzania to the CAF displinary committe for practising a ritual that is against CAF rules.
Orlando Pirates lost the first leg of the quarterfinal 1-0 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, but turned the tables on Simba at a raucous Orlando Stadium as Kwame Peprah’s goal in the second half drew the scores level on aggregate at 1-1. The
The South African club side qualified for the semifinal of the CAF Confederation Cup after defeating Simba FC on penalty, 4-3 it ended at the Orlando stadium.
Ghanaian Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Richard Ofori was the hero of the night, the 28-year-old shot stopper saved a penalty and scored the winning penalty of the night for the Buccaneers.
Before the kickoff, Simba FC burned incense on the field, which SAFA are now saying slightly damaged the pitch.
Simba SC CEO Barbara Gonzalez, accused Orlando Pirates coach, Mlanda Ncikazi of tarnishing her club’s image. Mlanda said they were treated “like animals” in Tanzania during the first leg duel.
Orlando Pirates coach, Mlanda Ncikazi speaking after the victory against Simba SC management: “You have people who have got degrees from London but that’s not football related, channel that to football. If coffee is what they offered us (in Tanzania) then it’s a bad coffee.”