Coach Charles Lukula

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Simba Queens head coach Charles Lukula  says it is important for his team to bow out of the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League on a winning note, reports PNO Sports.

The Tanzanians failed to progress into the final of the competition after losing 1 -0 to defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the semi-final on Wednesday night.

Lukula’s side will face Nigerian champions, Bayelsa Queens in the third-place match at the Moulay Hassan Stadium on Saturday.

“This is an important game, we need to at least go back home with a medal, I will need to concentrate and see how we  can score goals if we get those chances we wasted because going back home with the medal would be better for the girls,” Lukula told CAFonline.

“We going to concentrate, it is not yet over, to see that we improve on our scoring ability. The message I will be giving the girls is that football is not ending today and for us in this competition, we’ve achieved.

“I am going to tell them to put their heads up because everyone wants to be here, but only four teams remain in this competition, so we are proud of that, I am going to tell them to walk with their heads up, no worries, I am very happy.”