Simba Sports Club of Tanzania players and their coaching crew have arrived Jos, the Plateau State capital, ahead of Sunday’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg tie against hosts, Plateau United Football Club.
The Players and club Officials landed at the Yakubu Gowon Airport , Heipang , Jos aboard a Max Airline at exactly 5:07pm on Friday and , were received on arrival by the Chairman of the Plateau State Football Association Sunday Longbab in company of other members of the Association and Some management staff of Plateau United.
The 46-man delegation of Simba SC which arrived Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Wednesday, was led by Ahmed Msafiri Mgoyi in company of the Tanzanian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Benson Bana Tzambassadir.
The delegation was made up of 30 players, technical crew, the Chief Executive Officer of the club as well as other backroom staff were lodged at Valadar Hotel and Lamonde Hotel which is not far from each other in Jos, Plateau State capital.
Despite the arrival of their advance party in Jos, Simba could not secure one accommodation for their entire contingent due to the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST presently going on in Jos.
Simba SC further compounded their woes after they failed to revealed their travelling plans to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who would have helped them in that regard.
The team is expected to have a work out at the Jos international stadium Saturday afternoon in order to have a feel of the playing turf before the encounter on Sunday.
The match is expected to kick off by 4 pm and would only be watched by 30 per cent fans in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocol as stipulated by the National Centre for Disease Control and the presidential Task Force on COVID-19.