Saturday May 02, 2020. 12:00
Tanzanian giants Simba SC have stated that they are ready and willing to compete in next season’s CAF Champions League even if their domestic championship is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Simba were 17 points clear of the top of the Mainland Premier League and well on their way to the title before the competition was suspended.
Simba’s Information Officer, Haji Manara, insists that his club will be ready to compete in CAF club competition for 2020-21 regardless of whether the Tanzanian league is cancelled or not.
“Some people are saying the league should be cancelled and if this is the case, definitely, Simba will be named as the Mainland’s flag bearers in the CAF Champions
League next season because we are currently leading the table,” Manara told Daily News.
“Again, if the league is not cancelled, we are still better placed to be crowned champions and thereby fly the national colours high in the competition next term,” he said.
Simba were eliminated in the preliminary round of the 2019-20 CAF Champions League by UD Songo of Mozambique.