Simba SC face tough test as CAF Champions League action heats up

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FOOTBALL Simba SC face tough test as CAF Champions League action heats up

Festus Chuma 19:42 - 30.11.2023

Simba faces a crucial clash against Jwaneng Galaxy this Saturday as the CAF Champions League heats up.

Tanzania Premier League giants Simba SC are gearing up for a crucial clash in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League as they prepare to face Jwaneng Galaxy in a highly anticipated match.

After a surprising away win over Wydad AC last weekend, Jwaneng Galaxy has become the talk of the continent, and Simba SC is well aware of the challenge they pose.

Simba SC, one of the powerhouses in Tanzanian football, is no stranger to competing on the continental stage.

They have a rich history in the CAF Champions League, and their fans are hoping for a deep run in this year's competition.

However, their journey has hit a bump in the road with the unexpected rise of Jwaneng Galaxy.

The upcoming clash between Simba SC and Jwaneng Galaxy promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Simba SC's management is currently deliberating whether to charter a special flight for convenience or adhere to the travel itinerary.

Ahmed Ally, Simba's spokesperson, stated, "Our club management will decide and give the answer, but currently, we have received a report on the venue changes that will make us travel by bus for not less than 400 kilometers. Let us decide on the matter."

The venue for this high-stakes showdown will be the Obed Chilume Stadium in Gaborone, Botswana.

Simba SC will need to bring their A-game to secure a victory against a Jwaneng Galaxy side that has surprised many with their recent performances.

Simba SC's journey in the CAF Champions League has had its ups and downs.

They started the campaign with high hopes but were held to 1-1 by ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast n the opening week of the group stages.

Jwaneng Galaxy, on the other hand, will be looking to build on their recent success and continue their fairytale run in the competition.

Their away win against Wydad AC sent shockwaves across the continent, and they are hungry for more success.

They see the match against Simba SC as an opportunity to solidify their position in the group.

Meanwhile, across the continent, other exciting matchups await eager football enthusiasts.

Ghana's Medeama, still reeling from a 3-0 loss to Al Ahly, will host Algeria's CR Belouizdad on Friday evening. At the same time, Al Hilal welcomes the high-flying ES Tunis to Sudan in a simultaneous fixture.

One of the standout fixtures of the weekend features Mamelodi Sundowns, who will travel to DR Congo to take on TP Mazembe on Saturday. This Group A battle promises to be fierce and captivating, with both teams eager to secure their place in the knockout stages.

Young Africans, representing Tanzania, will attempt to redeem themselves after a disappointing 3-0 loss to CR Belouizdad when they host reigning champions, Al Ahly. Pyramids, another Egyptian powerhouse, will hit the road to face a wounded Nouadhibou in Mauritania, hoping to continue their winning streak after defeating Sundowns.

In the late evening kick-off, Tunisian side ES Sahel will travel to Angola to face Petro de Luanda. This clash will run concurrently with Ivorian giants Asec Mimosas hosting a wounded Wydad, who are still smarting from their disappointing result at home against Jwaneng Galaxy.

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