DAR ES SALAAM : SIMBA continue to silently hunt Power Dynamos as they interface in the second preliminary round of CAF Champions League (CAF CL) at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia on Saturday.
As one way to keep the team in good shape, the Reds hammered Ngome FC in an indoor friendly match at their Mo Simba Arena Complex in Bunju, Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
It was Simba’s third squad weighing match ahead of their deployment to Zambia for the first leg duel of the champions league.
On target for Simba in Satuday’s match were Shomari Kapombe, Aubin Kramo, Willy Onana, Shaaban Chilunda and Jean Baleke who sealed a brace for his side to make it 6-0 in favour of the hosts.
“The game was just a warm-up exercise to our players who as you know have stayed for a long time without playing a competitive match and the coach is satisfied with what he has seen,” said the club’s Media and Communication Manager Ahmed Ally.
In their previous signal testing match, Simba also cher- ished a comfortable 5-1 victory over Cosmopolitan with Moses Phiri, Baleke, Onana, Kramo and Chilunda finding the back of the net.
Again, the Reds stunned Kipanga FC 3-0 in their first friendly match with Phiri, Luis Miquissone and Kramo on scoreboard on the day.
From the three friendly matches, Simba have scored 14 goals and conceded once in the process as coach Roberto Oliveira searches for a good plan to suffocate the Zambian giants.
Already, Oliveira’s side declared that their target is to reach in the CAF CL semifinals this season and the trip to make that happen begins on Saturday in Zambia.
However, apart from competing in the CAF CL, Simba will also represent the country in the newly invented Africa Football League (AFL) whose inaugural match will be played on October 20th at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
As such; the Msimbazi Street Reds have to be on full throttle to come out clean from these two big contests on the continent to keep their reputation high.