Football

30,000 fans to watch Al Ahly and Simba match from the stands

The Tanzanian club announced that fans will be allowed to attend their game against Al Ahly as such events can be labelled unique.

30,000 fans to watch Al Ahly and Simba match from the stands
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Spokesperson for Tanzanian club Simba S.C. AlHaji Sunday confirmed that 30,000 fans will be allowed into the stadium to watch the game against the reigning champions Al Ahly on Tuesday in the second round of the CAF Champions League group stage despite the ongoing covid-19 complicated situation.

"30,000 fans will attend the game against Al Ahly. The game is scheduled to kick off next Tuesday at 10:00 hours (Tanzania time)". Sunday told the Egyptian website Yallakora.

Sunday: Al Ahly's fixture is unique and we are able to win

Sunday also spoke in a press conference on Friday of the highly anticipated game stressing that Simba feel they are capable of beating this year's Club World cup Bronze medal winners.

"The African champions and World Cup bronze medal winners are facing the champions of eastern Africa which means the game is going to be unique" he stated in the conference.

"In the last encounter in the capital Dar es Salaam, we said we were able to win and it's what happened. Every time Al Ahly come here, we claim victory. We are able to win this game, Al Ahly are not an easy team and we are well aware of their size, but our lions like to play such games" he added.

Sunday concluded his speech by noting that Simba's last game against Vita Club was watched by around 500 million African fans while the number of spectators of Al Ahly's fixture might reach 1 billion.

Al Ahly managed to claim a 3-0 victory in their group stage opening game over Sudanese Al Merrikh while Simba defeated Vita club 1-0 in the same round.