SIMBA aid the four-year health insurance package from Mo Assurance worth 250m/- annually will help a lot to improve the health well-being of players, technical bench members, administrators and their families.
This was highlighted yesterday by the club’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barbara Gonzalez at a press briefing in Dar es Salaam during the parading of the partnership deal.
“Mo Assurance is now the official Insurance Partner of Simba. They have also included a special package to cover sports related injuries which specifically target players,” said Gonzalez.
She adds: “They will also be catering for in-patient, out-patient, dental, optical, maternity as well as funeral benefits.”
On his part, Mo Assurance Chief Executive Officer Gregory Fortes insisted that the benefit will extend to Simba Queens players and its technical bench.
“We want to ensure that players concentrate on scoring goals other than thinking about health problems in their families,” he said.
Meanwhile, Simba caretaker coach Juma Mgunda said he is answerable for his side’s first Premier League defeat of the season while Azam’s interim coach Kali Ongala has hailed his players for sticking to game plan.
The Msimbazi street giants suffered a 1-0 loss to Azam in a solo league match on Thursday evening at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Prince Dube netted his second goal of the season in the 35th minute of the tense match to enable his side walk away with heads up after the sound of the final whistle.
It was Simba’s first loss of the campaign which saw the team’s caretaker coach Juma Mgunda ending his 100 percent performance at the club as prior to the defeat, he guided the Reds to two wins and one draw.
Up next, Simba face second placed Mtibwa Sugar at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in the city on Sunday whereas Azam welcome struggling side Ihefu at their Azam Complex on Monday.
“People are debating about the squad I picked for this match…they should know that each player who was signed by Simba deserve to play and can be called to service at any moment.
“We did our best as a team to win the match and created many scoring chances of which we failed to make the most from them while our colleagues utilised well the scoring chance they made.
“Asuch, I am answerable to this negative results and I want to assure our fans that we are going to sort out all flaws which emerged in order to shine in the next match,” said Mgunda.
His counterpart Ongala for Azam simply congratulated his side for the good job while calling his players to replicate the same performance when facing any team in the league.
“We are happy to win but the journey is still very far from over. It is easy for players to get motivated when playing against big clubs (Simba and Young Africans) but you do not see the same character in other fixtures.
“For now, we have set up the standard to implicate the same performance in all our upcoming fixtures so as to pocket maximum points from each game without looking at names of the opponents,” he said.
He further pointed out that football is a game of confidence saying the country is blessed with many talented players who just need to be tuned to boost their level of confidence.
“The secret to our victory is that we stuck to our game plan knowing what to do when in possession of the ball and when under attack…in the end, we managed to come out clean,” said him.