19th March 2011 Simba President of the TP Mazembe Football Club Moses Katumbi has pledged to give players and officials of the team $50,000 incentive should they beat visiting Simba in tomorrows Champions League tie. Katumbi, who is also the Governor of the Katanga Province, said his team need to win both legs and the incentive pledged is just for tomorrows first leg. The Governor said he wants TP Mazembe to rule football in the continent, while exhibiting their success as not a fluke but a real showpiece of football masterly. Simba, who were expected here by yesterday, will be supported by TP Mazembes rivals St. Lupopo. Lupopo fans have pledged to reciprocate what the Simba fans did when they played Young Africans in Dar es Salaam last year. However, the TP Mazembe president cautioned his players not to be complacent of the visitors who are equally in need to win tomorrows match so as to play the return leg with great psychological composure. Mazembe, who gained a bye into the second round, have to post a win should they need to cruise into the lucrative last eight stage of the Champions League. Simba will be looking forward to set up a milestone achievement should they defeat the continental champions let alone to oust the team from the Champions League series. The Simba-TP Mazembe match will be played at the Stade de Kenya Stadium here in Lubumbashi as the atmosphere has been hectic for the host side. Simba officials including Vice-chairman Geoffrey Nyange arrived here on Thursday to weigh the possibilities of avoiding any hostilities ahead of the players arrival. The two teams have neither played against each other both in friendlies and in competitive match. The Mainland Tanzania champions, who are on the verge of retaining their premiership title after opening a four-point gap over rivals Young Africans with three rounds to play, cruised into the second round after breezing past Comoros Elan de Mitsoudje last month. The last time Simba competed in the lucrative Champions League last eight was in 2003 when they ousted Egyptian Zamalek through dramatic penalty shootouts in Cairo. Simba remain the only Tanzanian team to survive CAF leagues for the year following the early elimination of Yanga, Zanzibar Ocean View and KMKM.