Dar es Salaam. Burundian striker Kevin Ndayisenga says he is ready to put pen-to-paper for Simba SC after a transfer to the Msimbazi giants fell through four months or so ago.
Ndayisenga, who has seen out his contract with AO Bunjumbura, said he would welcome a move to Simba anytime when his manager, Dennis Kadito, strikes a deal with the club.
The marauding forward said his earlier attempt to join the Tanzania Mainland heavyweights was futile following a disagreement during negotiations in the eleventh minute.
“It is a big club and nobody in this region can decline an opportunity to play for them. I am ready to sign the contract anytime,” said the AO Bujumbura marksman.
The 25-year-old forward, however, added that for him to cross to Simba, his manager and the Msimbazi club must negotiate thoroughly and agree on a deal that will benefit both sides.
“Kadito is everything to me. There is no need to contact me directly because Kadito is there to handle all issues. Should Simba talk with my manager, I will definitely be coming for the new challenge,” he said.
Ndayisenga had successful trials during the transfer window, but Kadito could not reach an agreement with Simba officials over a potential move.
“I have seen out my contract with Bujumbura, so I am free to join any club and my intention is to play outside the country,” he said.
Simba moved for Ndayisenga after missing out on another Burundian striker, Laudit Mavugo, whose price tag saw the former Mainland champions pull the plug on the deal.
Instead, the Dylan Kerr-coached outfit went for Senegalese forward Abdoulaye Pape N’daw, who linked up with Ivorian Vincent Angban, Burundian Emery Nimubona, Ugandan Juuko Murushid, Justice Majabvi (Zimbabwe), Simon Sserunkuma (Uganda) and Hamis Kiiza (Uganda).
Only seven foreign players are allowed to play for one club, thus should Simba reignite their interest in Ndayisenga, the axe must fall on another international.
The mid-season transfer window will open next month with N’daw and Sserunkuma’s future at the club looking uncertain.