Simba bless sakho’s career with French side

SIMBA have wished their former player Pape Sakho the best of luck at his new French club, Quevilly Rouen Metropole (QRM) where he is going to parade next season.

His departure from the Msimbazi Street-based giants was confirmed yesterday via the club’s verified Instagram page ending his two-year stay at the club.

The Senegalese winger was among the most loved players by many Simba fans, especially with his unique goal celebration style that entertained the country’s football community.

Sakho’s best memory at Simba will be during the 2020-21 season when he clinched the best goal award in the CAF Confederation Cup which was awarded to him by the continent’s football governing body.

He is, therefore transferring his football magic to the French side which features in Ligue 2, and last season, they finished their campaign in 11th place with 50 points from 38 matches.

So far, Simba have injected six new international faces into their squad which is on the ground preparing for the busy schedule in the upcoming season.

They are Jefferson Luis, Che Malone, Fabrice Ngoma, Aubin Kramo, Luis Miquissone, and Willy Onana, all having enough experience in CAF Interclub Games.

Under the tutelage of Brazilian trainer Roberto Oliveira, the Msimbazi Street Reds have on several occasions reiterated that they focus to do well in the Champions League, hence the secret behind massive investment in their team.

Besides engaging in domestic leagues, Simba will have a busy calendar in international competitions as they will also feature in the newly established African Football League.

According to CAF president Patrice Motsepe, the inaugural match of the African Football League will be played at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on October 20th.

This means Simba, who are the solo envoys in the entire East Africa bloc, have been honoured to launch the contest, a gesture that will stay in the history books forever.

People are therefore anxious to see how Simba will perform in the two biggest competitions knowing in advance that wherever they go, they will be flying high the national colours.

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