Olympic Games Tanzania displayed good fighting spirit despite going down to South Africa – Shime

Tanzania’s women national team ‘Twiga Stars’ Head Coach, Bakari Shime has hailed his team for playing well despite losing 1-0 to South Africa’s ‘Banyana Banyana’ in the return leg of the third round of Paris 2024 Qualifiers in South Africa on Tuesday.

He said the team showed an improved performance at the match played at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga province compared to the first leg match where they lost 3-0 at the Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam.

He commended the players for their efforts noting they displayed a great fighting spirit and tested Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Kaylin Swart a few times although none of their chances materialised.

“We take pride in the effort and improvement shown by the players. Although we were defeated 1-0, they played well and minimised mistakes. I applaud them,” said Shime.

He added: “The goal we conceded in South Africa was due to a lack of concentration in set pieces. The technical bench will conduct a thorough evaluation upon their return home to identify areas needing improvement to better represent the nation in future international competitions.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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