In less than 96 hours, the biggest club football tournament in Africa gets underway at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam. 

Simba Sports Club open the tournament with a quarter-final match against record African champions Al-Ahly of Egypt. 

The tournament with a prize fund of more than $9.6m will feature eight of the top clubs on the African continent and is set to change the future of club football on the continent as we know it. 

The Egyptian giants resumed training on Tuesday in Cairo after the international Fifa break and were joined by their players who had been away for national team duty. 

Al-Ahly are expected to land in the Tanzanian capital on Wednesday, October 18 aboard a chartered flight. 

The home-side, Simba on the other hand resumed training on Monday evening and beat Dar City 5-1 in a local build up match that has given them plenty of confidence ahead of perhaps their biggest match ever. 

The Tanzanian side have been boosted by the availability of goalkeeper Aisha Manula who has been out with an injury for the last four months. 

Shabani Chilunda opened the scores for Simba with a fifth minute penalty before Willy Onana made it two seven minutes later. 

Chilunda was on the mark again in the 19th minute paving the way for Luis Miquissone to add a fourth in the 24th minute. 

Said Ntibazonkiza completed the scores with an 85th minute penalty