Raphael Bocco (right) [Photo: AISHA NAKATO] Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
Raphael Bocco (right) [Photo: AISHA NAKATO] Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Tanzania’s Simba SC will be without forward John Rafael Bocco for the Caf Champions League Group D tie against DR Congo’s AS Vita.

The Msimbazi team captain is ruled out with an injury after he limped off in the 3-0 win at home to JS Saoura of Algeria.

He was replaced by Meddie Kagere who went on to score a double at the fully packed National stadium, Dar es Salaam.

AS Vita will host the Tanzania reigning league champions on Saturday.

In the absence of Bocco, the side will hope Ugandan forward Emmanuel Arnold Okwi as well as Kagere along with Zambian Clautus Chama continue with their form.

Elsewhere in the competition, Sundowns host Wydad Casablanca in Group A while Micho’s Orlando Pirates host Guinea side Horoya in Johannesburg.

The Weekend Fixtures

Group A

19.01.2019    Abidjan          ASEC (Cote d’Ivoire) vs Lobi Stars (Nigeria)

19.01.2019    Pretoria         Sundowns (South Africa) vs Wydad (Morocco)

Group B

18.01.2019    Tunis             Esperance (Tunisia) vs FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)

18.01.2019    Johannesburg Orlando Pirates (South Africa) vs Horoya (Guinea)

Group C

18.01.2019    Ismailia          Ismaily (Egypt) vs Club Africain (Tunisia0

19.01.2019    Constantine   CS Constantine (Algeria) vs TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Group D

18.01.2019    Bechar           JS Saoura (Algeria) vs Al Ahly (Egypt)

19.01.2019    Kinshasa        AS Vita (DR Congo) vs Simba (Tanzania)

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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