Sevilla are expected to arrive in Tanzania on May 21 and will, two days later, meet Simba at the National Stadium, courtesy of SportPesa Tanzania.
The Msimbazi Street outfit’s Information Officer, Haji Manara, said yesterday that they have started strategic plans ahead of the encounter which will be history for the club.
He said Simba will be the first team to play against Spanish club in the country’s history.
Manara said although they are facing huge task to defend the Mainland Premier League title, their technical bench has started focusing on the match against Sevilla.
“We are very happy to get the chance to take on Sevilla. We deserve the chance as our club is the only squad that has done well in the 2019 SportPesa Cup,” he noted.
“The criteria is open and our task are to show that we are the best team in the country.”
He said the match brings back the memory of the soccer fans in the country who enjoyed to see some of big teams from Europe and America that visited the country in 1960s and 1970s.
“SportPesa Tanzania had managed to do so in 2017 when Everton from England visited the country and played against Gor Mahia of Kenya. It was good match although Tanzania’s club did not feature,” he said.
He said Simba’s chance to play against Sevilla will stimulate domestic teams to perform well in SportPesa Cup which so far has been dominated by Kenya’s teams.
Simba SC Information Officer, Haji Manara.