Friendly Simba SC pick Egypt for pre-season training ahead of new season

Tanzania Premier League giants Simba SC will travel to Egypt for a training camp as part of their preparations for the 2024/25 domestic and international campaigns, the club have confirmed.

Wekundu wa Msimbazi will be based in Ismailia, a city in north-eastern Egypt that is situated on the west bank of the Suez Canal.

“We hope to set up camp in Egypt, in the city of Ismailia. Our assessment has shown us that the weather is friendly there. Many teams are going to camp in Egypt, especially in the city of Ismailia because it is a lot calmer than Cairo which is too busy,” said Simba’s communication manager Ally Ahmed as quoted by the Guardian.

According to Ahmed, the club is set to leave for Egypt during the first week of July. “We expect to leave Dar es Salaam in the first week of July to go to Ismailia to set up a camp to prepare for the next season,” he added.

As well as working on their fitness ahead of the new season, the team will play several friendlies. The trip marks Simba’s second pre-season training camp in the North African country.

Simba were in Egypt in preparations for the 2022/23 campaign where they played Haras El Hodood, Ismailia, and Abou Hamad. With the departure of five players so far, Simba have holes in their squad that need addressing and the club’s communication manager confirmed they will have sorted all their transfer business by the time the team is ready to leave for Egypt.

It should be noted that Simba have parted ways with Shaban Chilunda, Saido Ntibazonkiza, Luis Miquissone, and Kennedy Juma so far.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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