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Baraza: Biashara United coach explains why Kahata may be key to Simba SC vs FC Platinum

Biashara Mara United head coach Francis Baraza believes Francis Kahata may be the key to Simba SC eliminating FC Platinum of the second preliminary round of Caf Champions League.

In the last meeting, Perfect Chikwende scored the only goal to give his side a slight advantage going into the second leg. The Kenyan tactician says the Zimbabweans’ tactics are not so clear due to the way they played at home in the first leg.

“They surprised me with how they played their first away game,” Baraza told Azam TV.

“Considering they were playing at home in the first leg I expected them to attack but after scoring they sat down and defended, leaving Simba to attack them.

“If I were the coach I would have replaced a central midfielder with a creative player like Kahata who would have given the team a chance to equalize.”

The old one Kenya the international is hoping Wekundu wa Msimbazi will win the second leg. He also explained why the Kenya international could be the key Tanzania Champions of the Continental League.

“I hope Simba SC wins the game against FC Platinum,” Baraza continued.

“As a coach I’m interested to see the tactics the visitors will use because in the first leg they chose to sit and defend.

“Even coach Simba [Sven Vandenbroeck] still not sure what opponents are bringing to the table, he cannot say what tactics Platinum is going to come up with. They could come and choose to defend their slim lead or choose to attack.

“But I know Vandenbroeck is an experienced coach and will use the tactics that will help his team stand a chance of winning the game.

“I’m sure if Simba comes into the game and gets a creative player like [Francis] Kahata on the pitch, they will win. “

The return leg will be played at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Wednesday January 6.

The Msimbazi-based charges are aimed at entering the group stage of the African elite club competition after being knocked out of the competition in the preliminary round last season.


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