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‘Simba SC didn’t need a winger’ – Kichuya move scrutinised by Yanga official

The Wekundu wa Msimbazi were slapped with a Fifa fine for signing the star, and failure to settle it will lead to a two-window transfer ban

Young Africans technical and administrative advisor Senzo Mazingisa has give his view on Shiza Kichuya’s controversial move from Pharco to Simba SC.

Fifa dominated the Tanzanian left the Egyptian aspect with out following due process and fined Simba TSh294 million for signing the winger with out sufficiently involving their Egyptian counterparts.

Mazingisa, who was the Chief Executive Officer when Kichuya was signed, has claimed Salim ‘Try Again’ Abdalla, an influential determine at Simba, compelled the membership to signal the winger though the deal was not sanctioned by the coach.

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“There was no need to have a winger then, but Abdalla forced the club to sign Kichuya and all of us knew the coach did not want a winger,” Mazingisa advised Mwanaspoti. “Kichuya’s agent is a man going by the identify Chavas, he’s the one who took him to Pharco and obtained him again.

“The loan deal could not be finalised fast because Kichuya and Chavas claimed Pharco had terminated the contract,” he added. “I needed to name an official at Pharco who acknowledged Kichuya’s contract had not been terminated regardless of the participant insisting the contract now not exists.

“After Simba acquired Kichuya, Pharco went to Fifa and reported the player had joined another club yet he was not a free agent. Fifa wrote to Simba but the club did not bother to conclusively follow the issue up and that is where the problem began.”

Simba are understood to have acquired the primary letter from Fifa on July 29, 2020. This duly required them to shed extra mild on Kichuya’s switch, however they by no means replied to the letter.

“I had to seek advice even from lawyers from South Africa and in all our mail communication, Simba lawyers were copied but I understand the club just did not want to provide answers to the questions Fifa asked,” Mazingisa added. “For now, that matter does not concern me because I am engaged in something else.”

Kichuya left for Pharco in 2019 and signed a four-year deal however was loaned out to ENPPI the place he featured for simply half a season within the Premier League earlier than he returned to Pharco.

His membership is alleged to have needed to get Kichuya one other mortgage move earlier than the ahead determined to return to Tanzania and be a part of Simba.

If Simba are usually not going to settle the ordered quantity inside 45 days, then they are going to be banned from signing any participant within the subsequent two switch home windows.

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