Simba SC play CAF Champions League debutants in second round

22Sep 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Simba SC play CAF Champions League debutants in second round

TANZANIA Premier League champions Simba SC will begin their CAF Champions League second-round match away against Botswana side Jwaneng Galaxy on October 15 before the reverse fixture on October 22 at home.

Jwaneng Galaxy: CAF Champions League underdogs that should not be underrated.

Jwaneng Galaxy successfully sailed through to the second round by beating Central African Republic champions, DFC Arrondissement, by aggregate 2-1.

In the first leg, Jwaneng Galaxy notched a 2-0 win through new players Lucky Mokwena and Wendell Rudath, DFC Arrondissement cruised to 1-0 win in the second leg tie.

The second leg match pitting Simba SC against Jwaneng Galaxy is expected to be played on October 22 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium where it will be the final match to determine who is going to the CAF Champions League group stage.

The one-time Botswana champions were founded in 2015 after two local clubs merged, the Jwaneng Comets and the Debswana Youngsters.

Galaxy was promoted to the Botswana Premier League for the first time in 2015, winning the First Division South with a match to spare.

The outfit made it to the Premier League thanks to their 2019/20 domestic success, in which they were handed the Premier League title with 10 games still left to play.

Jwaneng Galaxy will once again carry the nation’s hopes into continental battle as they face a much bigger test against Simba.

The Msimbazi Street giants are among 10 teams did not feature in the first preliminary round due to point gained from last season continental contest.

Simba has also continued to dominate East African football after scooping position 14 out of 40 on the latest best club rankings released by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).

The Msimbazi Street giants have gathered 402 points to move up to 14th place beating several great clubs on the continent like AS Vita, Kaizer Chiefs, and Orlando Pirates.

Previously, the Msimbazi Street outfit occupied 28th place meaning that they have climbed up 14 places which is good news symbolizing that the country's football is advancing.

The good performance shown by Simba in the 2020/21 CAF Champions League, marching into the quarterfinals, is the fueling factor to see them do well in the region.

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