Simba envision Dynamos game

DAR ES SALAAM SIMBA plan to play two competitive international friendly matches before heading to face Power Dynamos in the first leg match of CAF Champions League second preliminary round.

The two teams meet at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia on September 16th with both determined to register good results ahead of the return leg clash in Dar es Salaam.
The overall best performer of the double- header fixture will book a ticket to play in the Group Stage of the continent’s biggest club-level competition and Simba’s target is to reach in the semis stage.

Briefing reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the club’s Media and Communication Manager Ahmed Ally reiterated that soon, they are going to announce the two teams they intend to play against.

“We have been out of action for nearly three weeks now after playing our league match versus Dodoma Jiji and this is not healthy to our team because players have not played for long time.

“As such; coach Roberto Oliveira has proposed two strong friendly matches that will help to keep players in the combat mood before going to face them (Power Dynamos).

“We understand that the Zambian side will not approach the game easily as they did on the Simba Day bearing in mind that they too would like to step into the group stage hence, we have to be careful,” Ally said.

Additionally, disclosed that the management is still figuring out on where the team should go to pitch camp either within the country or outside the boundaries possibly in countries close to Zambia.

“Soon, we are going to update our members and fans on where their team will camp and about the two strong friendly duels that we expect to engage,” he said.

Teased on why they cannot have a traditional derby friendly match against Young Africans or Azam, he replied that both teams cannot give them the level of competitiveness they are searching for.

He then alerted those who would like to travel to Zambia to cheer their team that they will provide the team’s bus to and from Zambia for a transport fee of 200,000/- and that the interested ones should possess a yellow fever clearance certificate and a passport.

“The bus will depart Dar es Salaam on September 13th and arrive in Zambia on September 15th and after the match on September 16th, the return trip will begin,” he explained.

Simba were exempted to play in the first preliminary round of the champions league and aside of featuring in the contest, they will also represent the country in African Football League whose draw will be made at CAF headquarters in Egypt today.

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