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The British strategist reveals why he thinks the Msimbazi giants can easily beat the African champions in a Group A match
Dylan Kerr has explained why Simba SC have a good chance of beating Al Ahly in their Group A match in the Caf Champions League on Tuesday.
The Msimbazi giants will host the Egyptians in the first match of this campaign at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, after both teams have won their first group matches.
Simba won his first match 1-0 against AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Al Ahly, who is the defending champion, beat Al Merrikh of Sudan 3-0 in Cairo.
Simba’s former trainer Kerr, who currently resides in South Africa, has said Aim Al Ahly are a very beatable team and Simba could easily win the day if he prevents them from scoring and taking his chances.
“I was just saying at home that all Simba needs to do is keep a clean sheet and score when he gets the chance,” Kerr said. Aim Monday. “Pitso [Mosimane] The team has a good reputation, but away from home, they can always be beaten.
“Away from home, it will be difficult for them [Al Ahly] when we played Esperance Tunisia in the Confederation Cup, we should have won both games, especially at home, but we were so unlucky, and away it’s always difficult.
Kerr, who managed Simba during the 2015-16 season, has also singled out the club’s fans as the ones who will lead the team to victory against Al Ahly.
“Now that Caf has allowed 30,000 fans to attend the game, the fans will lead them to victory,” continued Kerr.
“The Simba fans are amazing and upbeat, they don’t give up, they support their team from the first whistle to the end, I know they will help them.”
On Friday, Simba’s spokesman Haji Manara confirmed that Caf had accepted his request for fans to attend the match.
“Caf has told us that we can have 30,000 fans during the game alone,” Manara told reporters in Dar es Salaam. “And this being a great match, the fans will pay Tsh3000 for the terraces, Tsh, 15,000 for VIP B and Tsh30,000 for VIP A.
“Those who buy tickets must do so before the end of Monday night since from Tuesday, which will be the day, the tickets will increase in price with those of the stands for 5,000 shillings, VIP B 20,000 and VIP A 40,000 “.
Simba also formed a convocation by coining ‘Total War in Dar’ as his pregame tagline.
“The last time we met here in Dar es Salaam we beat Al Ahly 1-0 in 2019 and our motto was ‘Yes we can,'” Manara told reporters on Friday.
“Before the last game [vs FC Platinum] We said ‘War in Dar’ a war that was fought in 90 minutes, it was a war of blood and sweat and we were victorious.
“This time the clarion call is ‘Total War in Dar’. Al Ahly are a great team, but we are at a point of no return. We must fight them and we must win. “
In the 2019 season, Simba and Al Ahly met in the group stage of the same competition, with Al Ahly winning the match in Cairo 5-0 before Simba recovered at home to win 1-0 thanks to a goal from Meddie Kagere.