SIMBA said they are waiting for the official report from caretaker coach Juma Mgunda which will guide them on the areas that need immediate improvement during the upcoming mini-transfer window.
The Msimbazi Street Reds are currently on the training ground preparing for their second round of Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) match against Eagle SC at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam this Saturday.
The winner on the day will move on to the next stage of the competition while the losing side will automatically make exit.
In his remarks yesterday, Simba’s Media and Communication Manager, Ahmed Ally reiterated that they have to tighten up the team during the approaching mini-transfer window to give it necessary rhythm prior to the commencement of the CAF Champions League (CAF CL) group stages.
“At the moment, we are just waiting for a full report from Mgunda which will state clearly the areas in the team that demand fast improvement in order to create a strong squad before CAF level assignments.
“There, we will be meeting with stronger teams as such, we have no other option aside from reinforcing the current squad we have by injecting new players capable of doing commendable tasks,” he said.
He also pointed out that the void left behind by Serbian striker Dejan Georgijevic is likely to be filled during the nearing mini-transfer window by signing a competitive striker.
Commenting on the elapsed first round of the NBC Premier League season, Ally described it as a mixture of both successes and setbacks saying they have to come back stronger in the second round.
“From the fifteen matches we have played, we have won ten games, recorded four draws and suffering one loss which is not that good for a big club of Simba status…we have to make sure that in the second round, we do not entertain draws and defeats by winning all our fixtures,” he said.
Adding he said: “I can say in the first round of the league, we had a 90 per cent performance of which we need to scale it up in the last segment of the season because any unconvincing results will deny us a chance to claim the championship.”
The Msimbazi Street Reds have completed the first round of the season in third place with 34 points and have scored more goals than any other team (31) while conceding less goals than any other side (7).