Simba unveil 2023/24 priorities

SIMBA’S Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Imani Kajula unveiled that next season’s goal is to see the club excel well in domestic and CAF inter-club competitions.

Club CEO noted that they aim to do whatever is necessary to return to the club’s glory times. In ensuring they meet the goal, they aim to build a solid squad capable met the club’s target.

He pledged during the Monday Simba Mjengoni Corporate Gala Dinner 2023 in Dodoma. The delegates who attended included: Members of the Parliament, members of the club management and board, corporate personnel, and club fans.

In his remarks, Kajula reiterated that building a solid team is their top priority, insisting a quality squad makes it easy to win trophies, bringing back the good old days.

“You cannot win if you do not have a strong team, and this is one of the areas where we have prioritized a lot so that the team’s performance should be good.

“Another area we have improved is that of scouting; we have brought in a professional scout who is doing his responsibilities well, unlike previously whereby scouting of players was being done by people without desirable qualities,” Kajula said.

Additionally, the CEO unveiled Simba Chat, an interactive platform for members and fans of their club.

It aims to facilitate Fans’ Engagement as members and fans will send their views and opinions directly to the club.

“Also, any questions they may ask will be answered instantly, and we are the first club in Tanzania to establish this platform,” said Kajula.

He added that they want to turn their massive fan base to benefit economically, saying running a club is costly hence a strong need to make fans their customers.

Again, Kajula insisted that their side will retain all the domestic titles they have missed in the past two consecutive seasons next season.

On his part, former speaker of parliament Job Ndugai urged the management of Simba to ensure the team returns to its winning ways in the upcoming campaign and win domestic titles.

“I strongly believe that next season, our good record will bounce back because last season, we did not have a poor squad, only that our expectations were high,” Ndugai, founder of Simba’s Bunge branch, said.

He also reminisced about the painful defeat that Simba suffered in the CAF Cup finals in 1993 to Stella Abidjan, saying he was present at Uhuru Stadium with complete confidence that the Msimbazi Street Reds would win the trophy. Still, in the end, it was the opposite.

“Football is, among the things, that hurt most if you are on the losing side…that pain is still being felt even today,” recalled Ndugai as he urged Simba management to surprise them with good results next season.

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