Simba SC, Kaizer Chiefs face baptism of fire in away Caf ties

Algeria's CR Belouizdad Football club players training at Moi International Sports, Centre Kasarani on January 4, 2021

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What you need to know:

  • Simba of Tanzania will play V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa with an understandable degree of trepidation having suffered a 5-0 hiding there when the clubs clashed two years ago.
  • V Club comfortably disposed of Young Buffaloes from eSwatini in their only two-leg qualifier while Simba upset Plateau United of Nigeria, then buried Platinum of Zimbabwe under a late second-leg goal rush.
  • CR Belouizdad boast the most impressive qualifying record this season among the 16 title contenders with four wins, a 12-1 goal tally and a midfielder with a fondness for goals in Amir Sayoud.
  • Little-known Senegalese outfit Teungueth are in a similar situation to Kaizer Chiefs -- debuting in the group stage away to powerful north African opponents.

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