In just a matter of days, Nyasa Big Bullets will be away in Tanzania for the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League first-round qualifying match return leg against Simba SC at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Find out how our opponents for Sunday’s must-win tie have been shaping up ahead of our trip to Miburani.
Simba currently occupy the second position in the Tanzanian Premier League with ten points following their latest 0-1 victory over Tanzanian Prisons in a midweek match played in Mbeya City.
The Tanzanian giants, who were coming from a 0-2 win over the Malawi champions at the Bingu National Stadium on Saturday, had to leave it late for them to grab the winner through Jonas Mkude’s 85th-minute goal.
With ten points from four games, the Juma Mgunda side is level on points with defending champions Young Africans but they are second due to inferior goal difference.
They opened their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Mtibwa Sugar before recording a 2-0 victory over Geita Gold the following week, before their good start to the season was halted by KMC FC who forced them to a 2-2 draw at home.
Simba remain unbeaten in all the competitions and this resilience should be something to keep Kalisto Pasuwa Bullets sharper heading into Sunday’s fixture at a venue which is very hostile for any visiting team.
For The People’s Team to advance to the next qualifying round, they need to overturn the deficit and score more than two without conceding.