Simba clear obstacles facing Burundian Coach, Masoud


SIMBA have said yesterday to have cleared all obstacles facing their newly signed Burundian Assistant Coach, Masoud Djuma.

The club’s management confirmed that it has already acquired working and resident permits for their tactician and they will submit them to the federation soon as insisted by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).

Two days earlier, TFF through the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) issued a warning to the Msimbazi street based club for utilising the services of the Burundian without submitting his working and resident permits to the federation.

The club was given the ultimatum until today November 10 to have submitted the required documents. Speaking today via electronic media, Simba’s Players Registration Committee chairman, Zacharia Hanspoppe unveiled that the club has already obtained the permits from the authorities which deals with issuance of the documents and they will be all submitted to the federation as per federation and country’s regulations.

The Burundian coach Masoud, who joined Simba after the club decision to part ways with their Ugandan Assistant Coach, Jackson Mayanja ‘MiaMia’ on mutual understanding last month, commenced his duties immediately after being introduced by the club.

His first match was against Njombe Mji in which he saw his new club posting a voluminous 4-0 win at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam. However, the Burundian did not seat on the technical bench instead he was on the stand keenly watching his team winning comfortably.

Djuma was reported to be on the bench alongside his boss Joseph Omog during their game against their traditional rivals Young Africans which ended in a 1-1 draw. But after their recent game against Mbeya City at the Sokoine Stadium, the federation warned the club for not completing the coach’s process that could legalise his job and stay in Tanzania.

Apart from the warning TPLB slapped Simba a 300, 000/- fine according to the statement issued by the board’s Chief Executive Officer, Boniface Wambura. Wambura said Simba were fined that amount for their failure to present their team’s list on time during their game against Mbeya City at Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya region.

And apart from the fine the club was asked to handover copies of their Burundian tactician permits before the end of this week (tomorrow) to the premier league board.

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