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Biashara United strategist urges the Msimbazi giants to show disciplined play against the Red Devils in Mkapa
Kenya coach Francis Baraza believes that Simba SC has the potential to make a positive result against Al Ahly when they meet in a Caf Champions League match on Tuesday.
The Msimbazi giants will host the African champions in the first round of their Group A matches at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium with at least 30,000 fans ready to attend the match after Caf gave the green light three days ago.
Before the game, Biashara United manager Baraza, whose team was the last to play Simba, losing 1-0 in the continental Premier League, is confident that they can beat the Red Devils if they maintain maximum discipline and avoid unnecessary fouls. in their own danger zone.
“Simba has already started well and can get another positive result against Al Ahly, but he must increase discipline on the field and reduce unnecessary errors, especially from defenders and midfielders,” Baraza was quoted as saying by Sokalabongo.
“If they allow the offense to be within 18 or around 18 areas, it will be dangerous for them, as their opponents can take every opportunity to convert it into a goal, so they have to be very careful and avoid making mistakes.
“Simba should also avoid inviting them to his danger zone, Arabs are very fast when they are around your danger zone, they always use half an opportunity to score a goal from there, they must protect their goalkeeper [Aishi Manula], and also advance as a team and defend as a team ”.
The last time the two teams met at the same venue, Simba won 1-0 thanks to Meddie Kagere’s only goal in February 2019 during a Group D match in the same competition, but Al Ahly had won the first match. 5-0 in Cairo. .
Wekundu wa Msimbazi are expected to welcome forward John Bocco after missing the game against AS Vita.
The captain was forced to sit out of the first match as he was injured while in international service with the Tanzanian national team at the African Nations Championship in Cameroon.
Simba has enjoyed a good record playing at Mkapa Stadium, and his last Champions League game saw him beat Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum 4-0 to reserve their place in the competition’s group stage.