Simba: No pressure at all vs Raja

Simba Head Coach Roberto Oliveira said they are facing Raja Club Athletic tomorrow in Casablanca without any pressure; a situation he said will play a vital role in their away win.

Simba squad arrived safely in Morocco on Thursday, ready for tomorrow’s match of the CAF Champions League group stage at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.

The team arrived in Morocco yesterday, where Simba SC Information Department confirmed that all the players are in good condition.

Four players who in the national team, Taifa Stars’ Aishi Manula, Beno Kakolanya, Mzamiru Yassin and Shomari Kapombe, left the country on Wednesday afternoon and met with the squad in Qatar before flying to Casabkanca, Morocco.

The squad, including other international players, arrived in Morocco on Wednesday night and is already complete for the game

Simba, as revealed by the team’s Assistant Coach Juma Mgunda, they are set to engage Raja Casablanca with full force in order to wind up the group stage campaign on the gas pedal despite qualifying to play in the quarterfinals.

The two teams which already won the last 8 tickets from group C meet this Saturday in Morocco for the last encounter as both target to clinch maximum points.

The Moroccan side is yet to suffer a defeat in the contest after winning four of their five fixtures and stamping one draw in the process to claim 13 points.

On the other hand, the country’s envoys have 9 points from five games produced after succeeding in three fixtures and have since suffered  two defeats from Raja Casablanca and Horoya.

“We are ready to face Raja Casablanca without any pressure and the match is likely to be difficult but as a team, we are focusing to record positive results,” said Mgunda.

“Our Head Coach Roberto Oliveira has already indicated his determination to shine at the away venue even though we have already qualified into the quarterfinals.

“He (Oliveira) insists that we have to show our seriousness over Raja Casablanca because they are of the same caliber of a team we will play against in the quarterfinals hence, no need to embrace the encounter with ease attitude,” Mgunda said.

He added that they are aware that Raja Casablanca are targeting to finish the group stage mission without conceding defeat and that even Simba are eager to maintain a three-match winning spree.

They have since defeated Vipers 1-0 in both home and away games before pulverizing Horoya  with a 7-0 blitz making it so far the biggest win in the group stage of the Champions League.

The other group C match brings Horoya against Vipers to just complete the fixture as they have no chance to step into the quarterfinals.

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