Simba to face Zanzibar Heroes
Simba SC will tomorrow play the Zanzibar national team, Zanzibar Heroes, in a match aimed at raising awareness on the plight of people with albinism.
Simba were initially scheduled to face a select team of professionals playing in the premier league.
Taswa officials confirmed that Simba would play Zanzibar at Uhuru Stadium, but declined to state why the professionals had pulled out of tomorrow's friendly.
However, a representative of the professionals, Boniface Ambani, said they had failed to raise a team following the departure of many players after the Premier League ended last weekend.
The Kenyan international said only four players have not yet left for their respective countries, thus making it impossible to put a team together.
"Many players went home shortly after the Premier League ended. The few of us who have yet to leave are not enough to form a team," disclosed the towering striker.
The players include Mike Katende, Mike Baraza, Bernard Mwalala and Ambani.
The Saturday match would be preceded by a showdown between Taswa FC and Albino United.
According to Ambani, the four internationals would line up for Albino United, having failed to form their own team.
TFF secretary general Fredrick Mwakalebela expressed his appreciation to the Zanzibar team for their readiness to support the writers� move.
Mwakalebela said preparations were almost complete and urged the teams to prepare well.
"Besides reaching our powerful message to the intended society, we want all the teams to thrill fans with entertaining football," he said.
Simba secretary general Mwina Kaduguda said they would use all matches as preparations for the forthcoming Confederation Cup.
"Most of our players are with Taifa Stars, but we promise a good match. These matches will strengthen our team for the international events," he said