Tanzanian outfits Simba SC have confirmed they will resume training on Wednesday May 27th in preparation for the resumption of the Mainland Premier League.
The top-flight is set to make a comeback after it was halted in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), teams are to start training in groups ahead of kick-off from June 1st.
According to Simba SC CEO Senzo Mbatha, the team will resume training on Wednesday as they seek to win a third league title this season.
“We will resume training on Wednesday after celebrating Eid al-Fitr and we are set to follow all the rules as required by the government during our training sessions,” Mbatha was quoted by Goal.
Simba are currently without four key players in Meddie Kagere, Clatous Chama, Francis Kahata, and Sharaf Shiboub.
However, Mbatha has promised to have all of them available for the first training session.
“We have talked to all our foreign players and I can confirm they will be returning soon and will be available when we hold training for the first time. Most of them will link up with the squad on Monday,” he noted.
Football to resume in Tanzania
On Saturday, the government through the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts, and Sports Harrison Mwakyembe confirmed a maximum of 12 fans will be allowed into the stadium to support their teams.
Mwakyembe further stated each team will need to have all players, including the substitutes and technical bench members, sent for thorough testing before getting onto the field of play.
He also asked clubs to resume training immediately but keep social distance.
The players were also warned against spitting on the pitch as well as handshaking.
Simba still on top
Simba are on top of the table with 71 points after winning 23 matches, drawing two and lost three while Azam are second with 54 points.
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