Yanga drop Guede as Chama bids farewell to Simba fans

Former Yanga striker Joseph Guede celebrates after scoring in the past match. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Guede joined Yanga in the mini transfer window of the previous league season and managed to score only six goals for the Jangwani Street giants.

Dar es Salaam. It is now confirmed that Ivorian striker Joseph Guede will not be part of the Tanzania Mainland Premier League champions, Young Africans (Yanga), for the next league season.

Guede joined Yanga in the mini transfer window of the previous league season and managed to score only six goals for the Jangwani Street giants.

According to a source within the club, Guede has already secured a team outside Tanzania, allowing Yanga to focus on a new striker to play upfront with Prince Dube, who is expected to join the club for the next season.

The source said the club is in the final stages of negotiations with Ghanaian striker Jonathan Sowah, who last season played for Medeama FC.

“Guede will not be part of the team next season. He has secured a team outside Tanzania, so there is no news about the player other than thanking him for his contribution,” said the source. The source also mentioned that Guede joins other players who will not be part of the team next season, including Zawadi Mauya, Joyce Lomalisa, Metacha Mnata, Skudu Makudubela, and Augustine Okrah.

Additionally, the source stated that Ugandan defender Gift Fred’s future is uncertain. “Gift Fred’s future is hanging in the balance. He may remain with the team or be dropped,” said the source.

Chama bids farewell

Former Simba SC attacking midfielder Zambian Clatous Chama has bade farewell to the fans and management of the team after the expiry of his contract with the Msimbazi Club. Chama joined Simba six years ago and was among the top players who greatly contributed to the club’s success. His journey with the Msimbazi outfit proved the club’s transformation, leaving an indelible mark on both the team and its passionate fanbase.

Chama posted on his Instagram page saying, “Dear Simba Team, six years ago, I came to you as a stranger. You gave me a purpose and challenged me to become the best version of myself. Together, we conquered this land, expanded our territory to other parts of Africa, and the rest is now history. After six years of great joy, pride, and purpose, our intertwined fates take a different turn.

“I have nothing but respect for each one of you for the love and support you have given me all these years. No one can change the history that we have made together. They say the show is not over until the fat lady sings, and I believe this 'song' is worth your time. I wish you all the best, and we shall continue seeing each other.”

From the outset, Chama's arrival sparked cautious optimism among the Simba supporters, yet his impact quickly surpassed expectations. On the pitch, Chama's skills, determination, and unwavering dedication elevated the team to unprecedented heights.