Tanzanian giants Simba SC have sealed a partnership deal with West Armenia Football Club.
According to the information released through the club’s verified social media pages, the contract will aim at facilitating the transfer of players between the two clubs, technical and youth football development.
The club which is based in Armenia was established in 2019 and is featured in the Armenian First League. Recently, in a move to scale up youth football development, Simba unveiled Selemani Matola as head coach for their youth teams.
Simba CEO Imani Kajula said on the deal: “We thank Armenia for picking Simba as their biggest partner in Africa. As Simba we believe this is a big deal and will give our players to get more time and train away in Europe, it is a good deal as our bench will get to learn more from their coaches and vice-versa.”
Simba will be looking to bounce back in the new season after finishing the current campaign without silverware. The Wekundu wa Msimbazi were beaten to the Premier League title by rivals Yanga SC with two matches to spare.
In the domestic Cup, they failed to advance past the semi-finals after losing 2-1 against Azam FC while in the Caf Champions League, they were eliminated 4-3 on penalties by Wydad AC in the quarter-finals.