As they continue building up towards the African Football League, Tanzania’s Simba SC are looking to continue their 100 percent record in the Tanzanian Premier League, when they take on Coastal Union in Dar es Salaam on Thursday evening.
Wekundu wa Msimbazi, who have played second fiddle to bitter rivals Young Africans (Yanga) over the last two seasons are keen to reclaim their glory, and having started off with back to back wins, look to be heading in the right direction.
Simba have beaten Mtibwa Sugar and Dodoma Jiji in their opening two games of the season, and another victory against the Tanga-based Coastal Union will be a massive result.
Simba come into the tie, just a few days after their TotalEnergies CAF Champions League campaign, where they drew 2-2 away to Zambia’s Power Dynamos.
They hope to get a boosting result against Coastal Union, to boost their morale ahead of the return leg.
“We had a good game against Dynamos and we created several chances, but didn’t score majority. We will continue to work hard for the team to ensure that we get the results we need,” Zambian midfielder Clatous Chama said after the game in Zambia.
Head coach Roberto Oliveira remains confident that the team can continue their winning ways in the league, and build up perfectly for the upcoming tough assignments, including the African Football League duel against Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
“Against Coastal Union we need to play well, dominate the game create chances and ensure we complete them. We have started very well and we need to continue working hard towards our goals,” the Brazilian coach said.