Mbeya City FC eager to stun Simba SC in NBC Premier League  

17Jan 2022
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Mbeya City FC eager to stun Simba SC in NBC Premier League  

​​​​​​​MBEYA City FC's technical bench has boasted that despite Simba SC quality, it will make sure the former emerges victorious when the clubs meet in an NBC Premier League tie today.

Mbeya City FC's footballers celebrate when one of the outft's attckers netted a goal in an NBC Premier League clsh played in Mbeya. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MBEYA CITY FC

The league match is expected to be played at Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya.

Mbeya City FC manager, Mwagane Yeya, said: “We are continuing with preparations towards our league game against Simba SC under our club's head coach, Mathias Lule.''

''We know Simba SC have a good team, good players due to the quality they showed in the Mapinduzi Cup, we also have a good squad, so we will make sure we get a win in the game.''

"It will be a tough game but we hardly fear it, we will make sure we make good use of our home field by getting three points. If out our pln fails, we will strive to get one point rather than suffering a loss," Yeya revealed.

Mbeya City FC started this season's Premier League on a sound note before experiencing a poor run of performance.

The squad registerd draw in seven games, won three, and lost one match under the tutelage of the Ugandan coach.

The Mbeya club's opponent, Simba SC, have arrived in Mbeya with a full squad including midfielder Clatous Chama that has rejoined the club on a three-year contract from Morocco's  RS Berkane.

Simba SC comes up against Mbeya City FC after having won the 2022 Mapinduzi Cup tournament's silverware in Zanzibar last week.

A second half spot kick scored by attacker, Meddie Kagere, had Simba SC cruising to 1-0 win over Azam FC in the competition's final to lift the fourth trophy.

Last season, today's league clash's hosts Mbeya City FC lost 1-0 to Simba SC at the Sokoine Stadium.

Simba SC's head coah, Pablo Franco Martín, stated that when he saw Chama in various videos he embraced his potential and that is why he did not want to put a stumbling block in his return to the club.

"He is a very good player, I believe he will help the team in collaboration with his teammates, he has only great potential and I have faith in him," Martn stated.

The Spanish coach said he has been following the midfielder on various social networks and the way the player is talked about reflects his great potential.

"He would have been a normal player if he hadn't been talked about so much that it made me even follow him closely to see his potential," Martin said.

The coach said every Simba SC player has potential and that is why he has been roped in, so, he believes the goals will be achieved.

Simba SC sits second on the Premier League log with 24 points after participating in 11 games.