Tanzania representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup, Simba Sports Club, will lock horns with Kiyovu Football Club today at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.
The match, which was initially announced to take place at the Amahoro Stadium, has been shifted to the artificial turf Nyamirambo Stadium and will kick off at 4:30pm local time.
Speaking here yesterday, Simba head coach Milovan Cirkovic said his side is well prepared for the game, but was quick to say that it will be a tough game.
He said he knows well his opponents and he has prepared well his side to win so that they can advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Cirkovic said his team will play with caution so that they do not give a room to their hosts to control the game.
"We know that a win here will give us a very big advantage of progressing in this tournament," said Cirkovic.
The coach was full of confidence as his team has no injuries, adding that his players are ready for the match and they have promised to win the game at all cost so that they stand a better chance of reaching another stage.
Simba team captain Juma Kaseja told this reporter that their only mission in Rwanda is to win away. He said the team will play with the aim of winning the game.
"The team is ready for the challenge and we want to assure all our supporters that we are here to win this game. Everyone knows the importance of winning away,” he insisted.
Jean Baptiste Kayiranga, who is the hosts team coach, said his side is well prepared for the game and his team will take on Simba without fearing their past achievements
Kayiranga conceded that the game will be very difficult, but quickly said they are well prepared for it and will emerge the winners.
Players who form the Simba’s squad in Kigali are Juma Kaseja, Ally Mustafa ‘Barthez’, Masoud Nassoro ‘Cholo’, Juma Jabu, Obadia Mungusa, Juma Nyoso, Kelvin Yondan, Victor Costa, Shomari Kapombe, Salum Machaku and Mwinyi Kazimoto.
Others are Emmanuel Okwi, Felix Sunzu, Abdallah Singano, Patrick Mafisango, Jonas Gerald and Uhuru Seleman.