On Saturday, April 22, Simba SC will face off against Wydad Club Athletic of Morocco in the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League. The match will take place at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Simba SC comes into the match with a significant morale boost after receiving a Sh100 million bonus from their chief sponsor, M-Bet Tanzania. The money is part of the club’s sponsorship obligation and is a reward for their success so far in the tournament.
However, Simba SC faces a tough task as they take on the defending champions of the CAF Champions League. Wydad Casablanca dominated their group and finished at the top with 13 points. Meanwhile, Simba SC had to settle for second place in their group with only 9 points.
Furthermore, Wydad Casablanca has already defeated Simba SC 3-0 in a match during the 2021 CAF Champions League. The two teams’ recent form also suggests that Wydad Casablanca could come out on top, with 11 victories, 8 draws, and only one defeat in their last 20 matches. They have also kept clean sheets in 13 of those matches.
On the other hand, Simba SC has won 14 of their last 20 matches, drawn three times, and lost three matches. They have kept clean sheets in nine of their last 20 matches.
Despite the challenges ahead, Simba SC’s CEO, Imani Kajula, is confident that his team is up to the task. With two injured players returning to the squad, Simba SC is looking to build on their recent victory over Young Africans (Yanga) in the NBC Premier League.
Overall, it promises to be an exciting encounter between Simba SC and Wydad Casablanca, with both teams eager to progress to the next round of the CAF Champions League. Football fans in Dar es Salaam are in for a treat and are encouraged to attend the match.