By Burhani Muhunzi, SUMAIT University
Chukwani, SUN: The Zanzibar based Abdurahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT University) has won the 2020/2021 Inter-University Soccer title after defeating the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) by 3-1 penelty kicks.
It is the first time that SUMAIT University won the title in the 8th Tanzania University Sports Association games that were held at the University of Dodoma (UDOM) between 14-22 December.
SUMAIT University was placed in the A soccer group along with UDOM, UDSM, MUCE, MUST and SUA Universities.
In their encounters with UDSM, SUMAIT University drew 0-0, defeating UDOM (0-1), defeating MUCE (1-2), winning 2-1 against MUST and drew 2-2 with SUA.
In the second half final, SUMAIT won 2-0 against Mzumbe and drew 0-0 with UDSM which led to penalty kicks in which SUMAIT won 3-1 kicks.
During the games, SUMAIT University was represented by 22 players including Ali Habib Salim, Muhammad Yusuph Rashid, Abubakar Khamis Hamad, Khamis Ally Simai, Said Mbarouk Said, Hudsein Amour Rashid and Kassim Khamis Bitogwa.
Others are Makame Masoud Khamis, Himid Mngwali Haji, Muhamad Khalid Khamis, Nasif Ali Mohd, Hassan Mngwali Hassan, Ali Salum Ali, Yahya Rajab Ali, Omar Adan Singira, Masoud Sultan Masoud, Juma Salim Khamis, Alawi Abuu Hamad, Nuru Salim Fasih, Ali Suleiman Ali and Habib Ali Haji.
The team officials who accompanied the team to Dodoma were Anthony Ochieng, Sports Guardian, Ali Bakar Ali, Sports Officer; Luqman Pandu Ame, Team Coach, Hassan Salim Omar, Assistant Coach, Bakar Haji Bakar, SUSO Media, Abass Salim Abbas, Team Manager and supported by soccer fans Saleh Khamis Hamad, Hamza Omar Suleiman and Nassra Haji Bassor.
Unguja North District Commissioner Rajab Ali Rajab received the SUMAIT University winners, officials and fans who accompanied the team and decorated them with silver medals at the Malindi Sea Port on December 22.