Tanzanian club Simba believe they have the advantage to beat their hosts, FC Platnum in their CAF Champions League match on Wednesday because of their match fitness.
The club’s chief executive officer, Barbara Gonzalez on Monday said they have an upper hand over Pure Platinum Play as the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions have not been seriously active for about a year because of the coronavirus. She said:
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Simba have played a number of matches including those of CAF Champions league in the preliminaries plus several others in the Mainland Premier League. This is an advantage for us.
They are not residing in Harare, their home city’s weather is as hot as Dar es Salaam.
They are therefore acclimatising with the cold weather here in Harare like the same we do here.
Gonzalez added that the Harare weather does not bother Simba players since it is similar to that of Mbeya and Arusha where Simba played a number of Premier League matches.
Weather forecast reports indicated the possibility of a downpour tomorrow and the Tanzanians said they are mentally ready for that eventuality.
Simba are in Zimbabwe to play host FC Platinum at the National Sports Stadium in Harare in the CAF Champions League’s first leg encounter tomorrow.
The two sides will meet again at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam early next year.