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Azam, Simba share Ngasa transfer fee

12th December 2012
Simba Sports club player, Mrisho Ngasa

Azam and Simba Sports Club have reached a consensus over the transfer saga that involved striker Mrisho Ngasa who is heading to Sudanese top flight side of El Merreikh for professional career.

The week-long dispute ended in Dare s salaam yesterday after officials of both sides agreed to share the transfer fee of the player which eventually was raised by El Merreikh from $75,000 to $100,000.

 Simba were represented by the club’s vice-chairman Geoffrey Nyange and Evodius Mtawali as confirmed by Azam’s spokesman Jaffer Idd yesterday.

Following the agreement, the two club would now share the transfer fee on equitable terms of $50,000 apiece.

Earlier Azam had sold the player to the Sudanese Club and took the entire transfer fee of $75,000 to their coffers.

 Simba disputed the transfer as the player was loaned to the Mainland title holders up to May 26, 2013.

 Azam had loaned the player to Simba at the end of the previous season and fetched 25m/- from Simba who also agreed to meet his remuneration packages and other fringe benefits including a brand new saloon car.

Ngasa impressed during the Senior Challenge Cup after scoring five goals in a match against weak Somalia by Mainland team, the Kilimanjaro Stars.

 He was a joint top scorer with team mate John Bocco though the golden boot award was surprisingly awarded to Ugandan striker Robert Ssentongo.

 Ngasa will be the second player from Tanzania to join a Sudanese Club after former Simba custodian Idd Pazi crossed over to Al Hilal at the end of the 1985 East African Club championship hosted by Sudan.

 The staggering transfer fee of $100, 000 has become a record for a Tanzanian player making Ngasa as the most expensive of all time.

 Ngasa featured for Simba during the first half of the Mainland premiership and his arrival into the team made a strong impact though the holders lost grip in the title retention bid to stay third in the standings table.

 Ngasa previously featured for Yanga who signed him from Kagera Sugar. Yanga transferred the player to Azam two seasons ago at a staggering transfer fee of 98m/-.

 The ceasefire has eased tension between the two Mainland clubs as Simba chairman Ismail Rage had vowed to fight both ends against the middle to get a share of the transfer fee.