David Simbo and Al Hilal in photo are looking to bounce back from their 1 nil defeat to Zanzibar’s KMKM in the CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg tie, despite they qualified 2-1 on aggregate, but the defeat has added pressure to the home team who are desperate to eliminate Big Bullets and make the group stage of the competition.
However, they were victorious at home defeating Al Ahli Wad Medani 2-0 in their domestic league last Sunday, the win Simbo describe as “a sort of a morale booster” going into the continental competition. They are six points away from city rivals Al Merreikh – top of the domestic standings from eight matches played.
Sierra Leone international a former Raufoss IL defender, David Simbo is unfazed about the Bullets task and very excited about the prospect of facing the Malawian side, but maintained he expects a tough contest on Sunday.
“I’m excited and I also believe we are capable of getting the job done at home, it was good to win at home last Sunday and we are top of our league, it just gives you that sort of a morale booster going into continental competition.
“We have the experience from our previous campaign in this competition. But in football you most respect all teams and prepare yourself.”
The Sudanese flag bearer are set to host Malawian champions Big Bullets in the CAF Champions League round of 32 first round tie in Khartoum Omdurman stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, There are reports that the Malawians have travel to Khartoum with some of their key players injured with possibilities of defender Sanknani Mkandawire, Basir Maunde, keeper Vincent Gona and striker Jaffalie Chande not playing any parts in Sunday’s tie.
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