The biggest club football competition in Africa begins at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam as Al Ahly and Simba SC clash in less than 96 hours.
Egypt’s Al-Ahly will play Simba Sports Club in the tournament’s opening encounter in the quarterfinals.
Eight of the top clubs on the African continent will compete in the $9.6 million competition, which is expected to alter club football on the continent as we currently know it.
Following the international Fifa break, the Egyptian goliaths resumed training on Tuesday in Cairo with the addition of their players who had been away on national team duties.
On Wednesday, October 18, Al-Ahly are anticipated to arrive in the capital of Tanzania in a chartered flight.
The home team, Simba, resumed practise on Monday night and promptly defeated Dar City 5-1 in a practise game.
This victory has given them a lot of confidence going into what could be their biggest-ever game.
Aisha Manula, who has been sidelined with an injury for the past four months, is now available, which has helped the Tanzanian team.
Shabani Chilunda scored the first goal for Simba after taking a penalty kick in the fifth minute, and Willy Onana added a second goal seven minutes later.
In the 19th minute, Chilunda scored once more, setting up Luis Miquissone to add a fourth in the 24th.
Said Ntibazonkiza added the last point in the 85th minute with a penalty.