Tanzania Simba SC will continue to be a force despite Chama move to Yanga – Ally Ahmed

Simba SC media officer Ally Ahmed has called on the club’s faithful to stay positive despite their influential midfielder Clatous Chama sealing a transfer move to their rivals Young Africans (Yanga SC).

Chama has been one of the Msimbazi Street-based side’s best signings ever in his two spells with the club. Yanga are reportedly to have offered Chama US$150,000 in sign-on fees and a salary of US$13,000 monthly in a one-year deal with an option to extend.

“The club’s leadership has emphasized that recent decisions prioritize Simba’s long-term success. While acknowledging the departure of Chama, fans and members are encouraged to rally behind the team as it builds a new chapter. These changes ensure a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties involved,” said Ally as quoted by the Guardian.

“Simba fans they must remember the club is bigger than any one player. Even though Chama is gone, Simba will continue to be a force to reckon with for years to come. Great players will always come and go, but Simba remain. Let’s focus on exciting upcoming events like Simba Day on August 3, where we’ll celebrate and see a new team take the field.”

Simba are still finalizing their roster. According to Ally, they are still in talks with some players who have existing contracts to discuss their departure from the team.

“Pa Omar Jobe is still our player while the club is finalizing the departure of other players. Contract negotiations are underway with some players to terminate their current deals. An announcement regarding these departing players will be made once the process is complete. The club is now focusing on revealing new players,” said Ally.

While at Simba, Chama won the Premier League title three times, the Federation Cup two times, and the Community Shield four times. He also won the Player of the Year award for the 2019/20 season.

He also guided Simba to three CAF Champions League quarter-final appearances and will be forever remembered for scoring late crucial goals against Nkana Red Devils and AS Vita that sent Simba to the group stage and quarter-final of the CAF Champions League in the 2018/19 season.

Last season, Chama scored seven goals in the Premier League and created six goals for his teammates. In the Champions League and African Football, he had a total of six goal involvements, so Chama was a key player at times for both Robertinho and Abelhak Benchikha.

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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