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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Simba to offload foreign duo

17th May 2012
Serbian coach Milovan Circovic

As the transfer window comes closer ahead of the next premiership season, Simba are likely to offload Central African Republic’s Gervais Kargo and Ugandan Derrick Waluya.

An impeccable source within the club has confirmed to the Guardian that the duo are among the casualties to be chopped out of the team’s line up of players.

While Kargo will be released for his performance decline, Waluya is alleged to have failed to convince Serbian coach Milovan Circovic as a formidable defender.

 Waluya who featured for Simba during last year’s Kagame Cup matches, sustained injuries and spend the entire first half of the premiership season on the sick bay.

Upon recovery the player found it difficult to cope with the demands of the Serbian coach who rejoined the team at the beginning of the year.

The high ranking Simba official who pleaded for anonymity said  more players would be offloaded but declined to name the entire line-up of drop offs.

“We are certainly intending to build up a good team and in this process we can not avoid to drop some and add others in the team”, he said.

Meanwhile, the official said Simba’s latest flop in Confederation Cup was mainly caused by not only defensive porousity but also dry and ht weather in Sudan played a crucial role.

“The weather in Shandy is dry and hot thus our players suffered from dehydration throughout. It’s lucky we played the game under floodlights as otherwise, evening temperatures are still soaring there”, said the official.

He said results would have been different and probably wore had the match played during the evening time owing to high temperatures.

Even when the sunset, temperatures in Shandy and most of the Sudan are still over 38 degrees Celsius so playing under floodlights was a bonus for Simba.

 The Simba official also said Al Ahly Shandy is a good team and not pushover as most of the home fans in Tanzania are thinking of them.

“Al Shandy is a spilt up side from Al Hilal and have also recruited a number of foreign players to beef up their line-up”, he said.

He also ruled out the circulating rumours that some Simba officials have fixed the game to take advantage of personal gains.

“We were beaten fairly and squarely, everyone saw through the television the way our players fought the losing battle up to the shootouts”, he said.

Simba squanders a three-goal advantage obtained during the first leg played at the national Stadium in Dar es Salaam, only to lose by the same margin in the return leg played last Sunday.

The Dar side lost through post-match penalties with skipper Juma Kaseja had his penalty saved to send his side packing in the grueling 18 penalties taken.

Simba players ad officials flew back home on Tuesday and surprisingly they were not disappointed by the warm reception at the Julius Nyerere International airport.

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