The president threw the jibe at the two oldest clubs in the country when addressing thousands of workers during the annual May Day celebrations held at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
The head-of-state, who is renowned for his love for sports, eulogized the newly crowned Premier League champions Azam FC after winning their maiden VPL title to break the Simba and Yanga dominance.
Joseph Omog’s Azam team defied the odds by winning their first ever title to open a new chapter in the country’s top flight league in fashion, finishing the league unbeaten.
Kikwete revealed that he arrived at the Stadium after Azam (Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd) workers had paraded and demanded that they show up again so that he could pass on his congratulation to the team for their league success.
He slammed the two clubs, which are most fancied across the country, for investing in internal wrangling, apparently suggesting they got what they deserved.
He lauded Azam for their investment in developing talents and nurturing youth and called on the country’s football giants, Simba and Yanga, to learn from their mistakes and take on the new champions’ example.