What you need to know:
- He has signed a four-year deal. His signing fee is likely the second highest for a Tanzania player after the national team’s captain Mbwana Samatta, who currently plays in Turkey for Fenerbahce after a short stint with English club Aston Villa.
Dar es Salaam. It is official Taifa Stars player Simon Msuva is to join Moroccan football giants Wydad Casablanca in the January signing window for a whopping euros 575,000 (Sh1.5 billion) player’s transfer price. Msuva, who is currently with Taifa Stars in Turkey ahead of the weekend clash with Tunisia, moves from his current club of Difaa El Jadida in the same Moroccan league.
He has signed a four-year deal. His signing fee is likely the second highest for a Tanzania player after the national team’s captain Mbwana Samatta, who currently plays in Turkey for Fenerbahce after a short stint with English club Aston Villa. Msuva who confirmed the news said he was happy that the move to Wydad Casablanca would enable him to play in Africa’s champions league. “For me this is only the beginning and I am looking forward to continuing the fight,” he said in an interview with The Citizen on Monday evening.
He added: “Difaa El Jadida are a small club in Morocco and I fought hard to give myself the chance to progress my career. I am happy for this new step and I remain alive to the demand waiting ahead.” He said he will commit fully to his new club with the ambition of topping the domestic league.
Reports suggest the Tanzanian skipper penned for Wydad in June but the official announcement had been delayed. His new team were Moroccan champions in 2019. Msuva has apparently been on the radar of the team since scoring 13 goals in the 2018 season when Difaa El Jadida lifted the domestic league known as Batola Pro. He was only second after Mouhcine Lajour of Raja Casablanca who scored 19 goals.
Another of Msuva’s friends and Tanzanian Nickson Kibabage also played with him at Difaa El Jadida but this season left to get more play at Youssoufia Berrechid. Unconfirmed reports also suggest Coastal Union’s Rashid Chambo could join Difaa El Jadida soon for a five-year deal.
By Eliya Solomon @TheCitizenTz [email protected]