Azam FC ready for Simba SC in 2022 Mapinduzi Cup final

12Jan 2022
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Azam FC ready for Simba SC in 2022 Mapinduzi Cup final

​​​​​​​THIS season's NBC Premier League giant, Azam FC, says it is ready for the 2022 Mapinduzi Cup final encounter against Simba SC which will take place in Zanzibar tomorrow.

Azam FC striker, Idriss Mbombo (R), blocks Yanga's center back, Bakari Mwamnyeto, during this year's Mapinduzi Cup semi-final which took place in Zanzibar on Tuesday. Azam FC emerged victorious in the penalty shootout. PHOTO: COURTESY OF AZAM FC

Azam FC reached the final after beating fellow Premier League outfit, Yanga, 9-8 in post-match penalties of the semi-final that took place on Tuesday.

The showdown, which takes place in the Isles annually has seen Azam FC lift the silverware on five occasions, a feat which no other team has done.

Azam FC Chief Executive Officer, Abdulkarim Nurdin, said his side is ready for the match and he is confident of seeing the club gets good results.

"Simba SC is a good side but it's now our time to win this trophy. I'm sure that we will do well in the game, the players are in good spirits," he said.

Azam FC's assistant coach, Mohamed Badru, also disclosed that he is confident they will do well in the game.

He said the team is in good shape and it is looking for positive results.

"We are hoping for good results, everyone in the team is looking forward to the final and hopefully, we will do well," he said.

Simba SC booked a place in the final after beating Namungo FC 2-0 in another all-Premier League semi-final held on Tuesday.

Simba SC's CEO, Barbara Gonzalez, said they are ready for the final. She said the squad is ready for any tournament.

"We want to win every trophy this year, we will start with Mapinduzi Cup. We want our supporters to walk with their shoulders held high as the club is doing well, everyone has seen how the team is playing,'' she said.

Meanwhile,  Barbara has assured all Simba SC supporters that the club will unveil its new players soon.

"Our supporters must be assured that the club is busy on the market, we will introduce our new signings soon.''

''They are all good players, they are players who will help Simba SC reach its target this year," she said.