DEFENDING champions Simba begin protecting their Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) ti- tle by hosting Majimaji at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam today (December 27, 2020).

Simba who are the protecting champions of ASFC believe that they have the required quality to silence the checking out side and carry on to the fourth round of the competition.

The Msimbazi Street Reds defeated Namungo FC 2-1 last season to lift the distinguished title and finish a treble of prizes they lifted in the past season hence, it is another wonderful possibility for them to start defending the champion.

After losing their CAF Champions League (CAF CL) first leg tie to FC Platinum by 1-0, Simba will certainly place on a spirited fight today to eliminate the CAF CL headaches and restore winning self-confidence to the gamers.

Coach Sven Vandenbroeck is currently aware about the importance of this video game and the competition in basic as such, his technique will be to get the much required success to progress into the next stage.

He will be browsing his second ASFC silverware at the helm of the Msimbazi Street based giants and with the depth of the team he has, he ought to make certain that he plays well his cards. Nevertheless, the tricky part of this contest is that when you lose the game, you are immediately removed as such, groups play lungs out to make certain that they get the tangible outcome after the normal duration of play.

Majimaji are not a brand-new side in the nation’s football circles as they last contended in the top flight league in 2017-18 season before being relegated to the First Department League (FDL) where they are presently trading.

Their last Premier League match in 2017-18 campaign was against Simba at Majimaji Stadium in Songea which expired in a 1-1 draw with the hosts scoring very first through Marcelo Kaheza prior to Haruna Niyonzima equalised through a spot kick. As such, on paper, the Songea based club look inferior to Simba but throughout the 90 minutes of play, anything can surface in a video game of football therefore, there is no need for the ASFC defending champions to underrate them. In other ASFC components today, last season’s finalists Namungo will amuse Green Worriors in another hot battle for the contest while Mtibwa Sugar will take on Geita Gold.

However, from this season, if it occurs that the winner of the Mainland Premier League likewise clinches the ASFC trophy, then the 2nd location occupants in the top flight league will make a chance to represent the nation in the CAF Confederation Cup.