Simba coach Roberto Oliveira, popularly known as Robertinho, is delighted to welcome back some key players to the team for their Africa Football League opening match against Egyptian giants Al Ahly on Friday.
The match, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the national stadium in Dar es Salaam, promises to be an intense battle between two formidable teams.
Simba’s success relies heavily on the performance of their star players, and the return of goalkeeper Ali Salim, Mzamiru Yassin, Israel Mwenda, and Kibu Dennis fills the team with renewed energy and confidence.
These players were away representing their national football teams in the FIFA international friendly between Tanzania’s Taifa Stars and Sudan in Saudi Arabia.
Now, reunited with their club teammates, they are eager to make their mark on the upcoming match against Al Ahly. Ahmed Ally, the media manager of Simba, confirmed that all the players have rejoined the team and are fully prepared to face the Egyptian giants.
Speaking to sources, he expressed his satisfaction with the players’ return without any injuries, allowing the coach and technical staff to have a wide selection of players for the crucial match.
Furthermore, Ally revealed that Simba’s first-choice goalkeeper, Aishi Manula, has made a complete recovery, providing an additional morale boost to the team. Simba is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the match against Al Ahly.
With a focused mindset and a strong desire to bring joy to the Tanzanian supporters, the players are determined to give their best on the field. Ahmed Ally shared, “We are fully prepared for the match. We are in a battle, and all our weapons are ready.”
This statement reflects the team’s preparedness and determination to overcome any challenges they might face during the game.
Coach Robertinho exudes unwavering confidence in his team’s abilities. Despite acknowledging the tough competition that awaits them, he takes pride in the commitment his players have shown throughout the season.
Not having lost a single match thus far, the “Msimbazi Street lads” have showcased their resilience and skill, making them a formidable force to be reckoned with.
Robertinho proclaimed, “The Msimbazi Street lads are aiming for victory. We are facing a tough opponent, but I am pleased with the team’s progress in training, and my players are ready to take on the African football giants.”
Meanwhile, the arrival of Al Ahly, the Egyptian giants, is eagerly awaited. Both teams will be looking to make a statement in this highly anticipated match, and the clash of these football powerhouses promises to be a spectacle for fans and neutrals alike.
The stage is set for an epic battle between Simba and Al Ahly, as they vie for early dominance in the Africa Football League.
Football enthusiasts across the continent are eagerly counting down the hours until kickoff, eagerly anticipating the skill, passion, and drama that this match will undoubtedly bring.
President Samia Suluhu pledged TSh 10,000000 for every goal scored against the Egyptian giants at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Friday.
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