Tanzania Simba SC bid farewell to prolific Taifa Stars’ goal scorer John Bocco

Tanzania Premier League giants Simba SC officially bid farewell to one of Tanzania’s most prolific attackers, John Bocco.

The veteran striker, known for his remarkable goal-scoring prowess, has been a key figure in the club’s recent successes and a fan favorite among Tanzanian football enthusiasts.

Bocco’s tenure with Simba has been nothing short of extraordinary. Since joining the club from Azam FC in the 2017-18 season, he has been a cornerstone of Simba’s attacking force, scoring over 100 league goals and setting records along the way.

His goal-scoring exploits have cemented his status as the top native striker in the league’s history, a record that will be remembered for years to come.

Bocco’s journey with Simba has been decorated with numerous accolades. Under his leadership, Simba clinched the Premier League title three consecutive times. His on-field abilities were complemented by his discipline and exemplary conduct, making him a role model for his teammates and young players alike.

In an official statement, Simba expressed their gratitude and admiration for Bocco’s contributions: “Our captain and leading striker John Bocco will not be part of the squad. We thank him for his dedication and service to the club.”

Bocco’s career highlights include winning the Golden Boot in the 2020/2021 season. Despite missing most of the first-round matches due to injury, he made a stunning comeback in the second round, scoring two goals per game and finishing the season with 16 goals.

His remarkable performance edged out rivals such as Chris Mugalu, who scored 15 goals, Prince Dube from Azam FC with 14 goals, and Meddie Kagere with 13 goals.In terms of all-time records for the Golden Boot in the Tanzanian Premier League, Bocco sits sixth with his highest tally of 19 goals in the 2021/2022 season.

  • Reported by the Guardian.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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