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Simba Queens, Yanga Princes cross swords

SIMBA Queens and Yanga Princess cross swords on Friday (March 5,20211) in epic battle of the Serengeti Lite Women Premier League (SLWPL) biggest fixture of the season which will draw the roadmap of the title winner for the season.  

 Yanga Princess who are at the top of the league log will host their traditional rivals and league defending champions Simba Queens at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, with both sides seeking to settle old derby scores.

Targeting to clinch their first ever title since the establishment of the country’s women league, Yanga Princes are expected to fight hard to ensure they emerge with victory to close in on the title.

Sitting at the summit on 38 points, Yanga would also be keen to build-up on their unbeaten run in this season’s league, as they have managed to win 12 league games and two draws from 14 outings.

Simba Queens, who are settled second, two points behind league leaders, are also expected to go for a win, to topple their opponents and restore their chances of retaining the title. Simba have registered 11 wins and three draws.

Speaking about the match, Simba Queen’s Coach Mussa Hassan ‘Mgosi’ said that his players are ready and will fight for victory.

“We know the league is very competitive unlike last season, however, we are well prepared because we know what to do on the pitch,” he said.

On her part, Yanga Princess Coach Edna Lema said they need nothing much than three points which are vital in their title race campaign.

“A win for us is vital, we respect our opponents but we are not scared of them… we will battle to defeat them,” she said.

In their first round encounter, Simba Queens played host to Yanga Princess at Mo Simba Arena in Dar es Salaam and the game ended in a goalless draw.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has opened the bidding process for the country that will host the inaugural CAF Women's Champions League 2021.

The CAF Women's Champions League 2021 competition will be organised during the period of October, November or December each year as per resolution of the CAF Executive Committee.

Seven teams will qualify for the final tournament through qualifiers organised by the zonal unions in addition to the champion club from the host country who gains automatic qualification.

National Associations are requested to present their bidding files containing the stadiums (two stadiums are required) and training facilities (four training sites at least), accommodation plans (that can host the eight teams), in addition to the official government guarantee.  Closing date is 31 March 2021.

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