Tanzania Simba SC arrive in Egypt for pre-season training ahead of new season

The Simba SC first-team squad set out on their pre-season tour, flying to Egypt for a training camp in Ismailia as preparations ramp up ahead of the new campaign.

The team left Dar on Tuesday and will stay in Egypt for three weeks before returning to the country for the final stage of preparations for the start of the 2024/2025 season which will kick off with the Community Shield top-four tournament.

‘Wekundu wa Msimbazi’ will be based in Ismailia, a city in north-eastern Egypt that is situated on the west bank of the Suez Canal. Simba’s information and communication manager Ahmed Ally confirmed the squad is almost at full strength now, with many of the club’s internationals having arrived in the country last weekend.

Goalkeeper Ayub Lakred will join the team directly in Egypt as he is now in Morocco for a holiday. Twelve new players have been signed in a busy transfer window as the club reshape their squad.

The new signings centre back Valentin Nouma, Zambian winger Joshua Mutale, Ugandan centre forward Steven Mukwala, Ivorian attacking midfielder Jean Charles Ahoua, Nigerian midfielder Augustine Okejepha and Congolese midfielder Debora Fernandez.

Local arrivals are Omary Omary from Mashujaa, striker Valentino Mashaka from Geita Gold, midfielder Yusuph Kagoma from Singida Fountain Gate and centre back Abdulrazack Hamza.

They have announced the departures of Shaban Chilunda, Saido Ntibazonkiza, Luis Miquissone, John Bocco and Kennedy Juma as part of their squad overhaul. Sadio Kanoute, Babacar Sarr and Pa Omar Jobe are also reportedly not part of Simba plans for next season.

In Egypt, the team’s technical staff, led by Fadlu Davids, will work to achieve the greatest benefit during the camp with technical and physical training that will prepare the players, in addition to friendly matches, during which he will be keen to try out some technical plans and tactical setups.

  • By the Guardian newspaper.

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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