DAR ES SALAAM : CAF Confederation Cup flag bearers Singida Fountain Gate said they are ready to face Future FC as they meet in the first leg match of the competition at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam today.
The two teams will meet again in Cairo, Egypt where the overall winner will step into the group stage of the contest which the country’s envoys have mapped to reach.
It is the first official game for the newly appointed Singida Fountain Gate coach Ernst Middendorp who succeeded Hans Van Pluijm and has already been trusted to steer the team to the next phase.
However, on Wednesday night, the Singida-based club paraded Kenyan striker Elvis Rupia saying his arrival is meant to improve the team’s scoring efficiency and people are anxious to see how he is going to fit into the squad.
The 28-year-old player was formerly parading for Kenya Police which compete in the country’s FKF Premier League and he is among the renowned goal poachers.
“We are delighted to have him in the team and it is our hope that he is going to help our team do well in both domestic and international games,” said the club’s Head of Media and Communications Hussein Massanza.
He also pointed out that the club will continue to strengthen different positions of the team as per recommendations by the technical bench.
“In each game we play, the technical bench members get an opportunity to analyse the match by identifying strengths and weaknesses that emerge in order to work on them in the next match,” Massanza said.
However, despite featuring in the Confederation Cup for the first time, Singida Fountain Gate already declared that their target is to reach the last 16 of the CAF CC.
To achieve that, they have no other option other than clearing Future FC hurdle, a feat they can easily achieve if they use the home ground advantage well ahead of the reverse leg.
All eyes by Tanzanians are therefore set to be glued on this game to see what the outcome at the end of 90 minutes will be with all of them wishing to see their team march further into the competition.