Dodoma Jiji will have a tough match on Friday, 31 December, when they take on Young Africans (Yanga); they will be playing their biggest game of the season.
The Dodoma defender always makes time for the fans, whether to take a picture, sign an autograph or avail himself for an interview; he does show up for them. In football, if you play for the badge in front, the fans will remember the name on the back. Kibacha’s name will be long remembered in the future when he’s hung his boots.
One fan base that fondly misses him is Coastal Union fans. In 2013 as a 21-year-old, Kibachi turned out for The Fox. He would go on to play for them for many seasons. At Coastal Union, he went from being a youngster to a senior. He established himself as one of the best defenders.
What set Kibacha apart from the rest was his versatility as a defender. He would play at right-back or centre-back and even fill in midfield when needed. He showed that he’s an exceptional defender and team man.
Dodoma Jiji Secretary-General Fortunatus John moved for his signature when he was available. Kibacha has brought his experience to the young Dodoma Jiji squad. His contribution this season has been invaluable.
He has been able to give the defence direction, Dodoma is one of the sides with an excellent defensive record in the league, and they have conceded seven goals in ten games. However, head coach Makata will want to see a defensive master class from Kibacha.
Kibacha will go determined to stop the Yanga attackers, the log leaders have scored 16 goals, but they will struggle against a robust Dodoma Jiji defence led by Kibacha. As a defender, come Friday, Kibacha will want a clean sheet.