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CAFCC: What You Need To Know About Al Rabita FC Juba Opponents Namungo FC

Namungo Football Club Photo: Club Media Team

The 2020 South Sudan Cup holders Al Rabita FC was drawn against the Tanzania FA Cup finalist Namungo FC in the first round qualifiers of the 2020/2021 Total CAF Confederations Cup.

This was confirmed during the draws held in Cairo Egypt on Monday where Al Rabita FC was drawn against Namungo Football Club in the preliminary round qualifiers of the competition.

Namungo FC midfielder dribbling past his opponents

The Ramsey Sebit Lumeri coached side will start their CAF Confederations Cup journey in the first round in an away fixture against the Ruangwa, Lindi side before hosting them in a venue yet to be known by in the second leg of the preliminary round.

In this article, sports experts bring you the information you should know about Namungo Football Club. 

The Tanzania Premier League  newcomers Namungo FC is a football club located at Ruangwa, Lindi in the South zone of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Player During training session

The Tanzanian outfit, who are making their debut in the continent, managed to get that chance after reaching the finals of the FA Cup where they fell to league champions Simba SC 2-1 in the finals played on 3rd of August 2020. However, Wekundu wa Msimbazi could not play in the Caf Champions League and instead play in the second-tier as well.(CAFCC). 

Namungo FC which pulled one back in the 56th minute through Edward Manyama only to see Simba SC defending the lead though tensely to ensure they clinched the trophy. Miqquissone was named man of the match.

The club’s 2-1 defeat in the finals earns them a ticket to play in 2020/2021 Total CAF Confederation Cup, with Simba playing the Champions League. The Tanzania Mainland League side Namungo FC as a result will play Al-Rabita FC of South Sudan in the CAF Confederation Cup first preliminary round.

Namugo Football Club is currently occupying the 9th position in the Tanzania Premier League with 14 points, playing 10 games, winning 4, drawing 2 and losing 4. The club has also scored 7 and conceded 7. 

The two teams will face each other off between the 27th-29th November and 4th-6th December, 2020 in the first round of the preliminary qualifiers. 

The aggregate winner after the two legs will then play El Hilal Obied of Sudan in the second round of the preliminary qualifying round.

Al Rabita FC Juba is yet to confirm where they will host their home game, however unconfirmed reports state they might likely play in Khartoum Sudan as the preferred venue but with many options yet to explore.   

This will be the first time Al Rabita FC Juba under the guidance of Ramsey Sebit Rumeri play in a CAF Inter-club competition and CAF Confederations Cup since it’s formation in 1986.  The club beat Nile City FC of Yambio 2-0 to clinch the South Sudan Cup. 

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