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Simba trip ready

1st April 2012

Simba SC are expected to leave for Algeria tomorrow morning ahead of their Confederation Cup, return leg tie against Entente Setif on Friday, officials said yesterday.

The club’s information officer, Ezekiel Kimwaga, said that the squad making the trip will be known today.

The team has already announced to be leaving behind their Rwandan midfielder Patrick Mafisango, who faces accusations of indiscipline.

CAF regulations allow a team to line up 18 players and seven officials in connection with a particular match.

He said that the team had prepared well to seek a win in the return leg in like manner as its performance in the first leg match played at the National Stadium two weeks ago.

The team will need a barren draw to advance into the next round with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg.

Most of the players who played in the first leg are likely to feature in the team, to be led by Damian Manembe, a club executive committee member.

On his part, Simba head coach Milovan Cirkovic said he had a determined team prepared to win its away game. “My boys are psychologically and physically fit for the game,” he said, indicating that his players will push into attack from the word go as he already knows the weaknesses of the opponents.

“We know it is going to be a difficult game but we have prepared for all eventualities,” he said.

Simba is eager to replicate their 1993 run which saw them reaching the final of the CAF tournament, and if possible rectify their loss to Stella Abidjan of Ivory Coast.

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