Flames wonder kid Peter Banda on Wednesday scored his first competitive goal for Tanzanian side Simba SC.
The attacking midfielder was on target when Simba edged Geita Gold 2-1 in the top-flight Tanzania Super League at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Banda netted the opener in the ninth minute after finishing off a cross from Kibu Denis.
Simba doubled the lead through Mzamiru Yassin in the 56th minute finishing off Bernard Morrison a free-kick just seconds after coming off the bench.
Geita pulled one back in the 66th minute through Juma Mahadhi.
Banda said he was excited to score his first competitive goal since joining Simba in July.
“It was good to be on target. The goal has motivated me to want more,” he said.
Simba now have 17 points from seven matches having won five games and drawn two.
The club fired Belgian coach Didier Gomes da Rosa just two matches into the season and the change has brought some positive results as the Tanzanian giants are now unbeaten in five matches.
The change has also brought the best out of Banda and compatriot Duncan Nyoni.
Banda’s manager Mayamiko Mwinjiro said the two players fit well in the new coach Pablo Franco’s style of play.
He said: “He is working with a very good tactical coach and he will be firing all cylinders with this coach.”
The former Griffin Saenda star joined Simba from Nyasa Big Bullets at an undisclosed amount.