The Community Shield match, which pits the previous season’s Mainland Premier League champions against winners of the season’s Azam Sports Federation Cup, signals the kickoff of a the league’ s new season.
Both teams said they are ready for the encounter and urged their respective supporters to come to the National Stadium in big number.
Simba SC Head of Information and Communication Department Haji Manara said his team is ready for the match and promised that they will emerge as winners in today’s game.
He said his side’s mission this season is to win all football tournaments played at the domestic level.
"Our aim is to win every silverware in this country, we will start with the Community Shield,” he disclosed.
“I’m asking all football lovers to come to the National Stadium and cheer the team, our players know the importance of winning this trophy,” he said.
On his part Azam information officer Jaffary Maganga said his side is also ready for the game.
He promised people who are underrating his side that they must be ready for a surprise as his team is ready.
"We have prepared well for this match and I can assure all our followers that we are ready for this clash,” he said.
Today’s game promises to be very interesting as both teams had not so impressive results last week in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competitions’ preliminary round assignments.
Simba registered a goalless draw with UD Songo of Mozambique in the CAF Champions League’s preliminary round’s first leg in Beira.
Azam FC lost 1-0 to Fasil Kenema of Ethiopia at the latter’s backyard in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Both squads need victory in the second leg duels, to be played in Dar es Salaam next week, to secure qualification for the first round of the continental competitions.