By Amini Nyaungo
DAR ES SALAAM giant’s SimbaSC face a must-win situation when they take on Uganda Revenue authority (URA) in their final Group A clash in the Mapinduzi Cup at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar today.
The match, which kicks off at evening, will be followed by another interest-generating encounter between Young Africans and Singida United tonight.
Yanga and Singida United have already qualified for the semifinals, while Simba must play their card well if they are to book a place in the next stage of the tournament.
The Msimbazi giants sit third in the five-team group with four points adrift of defending champions Azam FC, who are through to the semifinals.
URA are the only team in the group that can topple the ice cream makers namely Azam FC
URA, the only foreign team in the tournament, are placed second with seven points. A win against Simba today would see them wind up their group stage campaign with 10 points.
This means, for the Uganda side, today’s clash against Simba will also be a battle for top spot in the group against Azam.
Simba interim head coach Masoud Djuma has admitted that the Msimbazi Reds face an uphill task gainst URA in what promises tom be an intriguing game.
The good news for Djuma’s side is that a win of any margin over the Uganda side will certainly put them through to the next round.
Djuma, who took charge of the team recently, was annoyed by his team’s lack of cutting edge in the 1-0 loss to Azam on Saturday and hopes they will put it right when they face URA today.