Mainland giants Simba are preparing to celebrate their 80th anniversary, in which the club leadership has lined up various activities, including blood donation to different hospitals in Dar es Salaam.
Simba was formed in 1936 and the club's president, Evans Aveva said yesterday in a press conference that they have planned something different and memorable during the annual 'Simba Week', in which club members, players and officials will engage in various social activities.
The week of activities, Aveva said, will start on Tuesday and reach its climax on August 8th this year, the date which normally marks the annual 'Simba Day'. On that date, the Reds as Simba are popularly known, will parade its newly reassembled squad as they will face Angola's Inter Club in a friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
The president said everything was in place for the eagerly awaited event to take place, calling Simba fans to turn up in numbers to witness the event which he said will be of its kind.
Aveva said; "We've planned something unique which will surprise many fans and I encourage them to turn up in big numbers to see new things for their beloved club.
We will parade new players who will surprise many. Inter Club is trained by former Simba Serbian coach, Zdravko Logarusic, who is determined to upset his former employers, regardless of the match status.
The annual event is increasingly becoming popular among Simba supporters, and this will be the seventh year in a row the Reds stage the bonanza, which precede the start of the Mainland Premier League season.
As usual, the club will use the day to unveil new kits for the 2016/17 season, introduce their entire squad for the forthcoming season and award outstanding current and former players.
Simba currently in Morogoro where they have set up camp to prepare for the next season's Mainland Premier League, which kicks of on August 20th this year is under Cameroonian coach Joseph Omog.
They thrashed First Division side Polisi Morogoro 6-0 in a friendly encounter on Tuesday.
Source: Tanzania Daily News