Kisubi to miss Simba SC match against Mtibwa Sugar  

20Jan 2022
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Kisubi to miss Simba SC match against Mtibwa Sugar  

MTIBWA Sugar goalkeeper, Jeremiah Kisubi, will not get a chance to play for the outfit against Simba SC when the two clubs meet in an NBC Premier League clash at Manungu Stadium in Morogoro on Saturday.

Jeremiah Kisubi.

It has been confirmed that the goalkeeper, loaned by Simba SC to Mtibwa Sugar, will not be part of the latter's squad in the duel, given his contract does not give him a chance to be part of the game.

Simba SC's Information Officer, Ahmed Ally, said the Kisubi loan deal has a clause that prevents him from playing against his employers, who signed him earlier this season from Tanzania Prisons.

"I have seen the Kisubi contract, which has a clause barring him from playing against Simba SC, and this has become very common for a player like him who is loaned out to a club playing in the same league."

"Other loan players from our club, Said Ndemla, and Ibrahim Ame will play for Mtibwa Sugar in the clash because their contracts do not deprive them of the opportunity to play against Simba SC.''

FIFA does not provide any rule to stipulate whether loan players can play against their parent clubs.

These rules would depend on the individual leagues, such as the NBC Premier League.

In leagues where there are no rules regarding this, clubs may add a clause in the loan contract. This will prevent their loanee to play against them.

Simba SC will enter the match with eight points separating the side with NBC Premier League leader, Yanga, which is yet to lose a league game this season.

Mbeya City FC inflicted 1-0 defeat on Simba SC in the previous Premier League duel that took place at Sokoine Stadium.

Simba SC will play its match against Mtibwa Sugar at the Manungu Stadium for the first time after 21 years.

The NBC Premier League defending champion last met Mtibwa Sugar at Manungu Stadium in 2000, and the match was halted as Simba SC boycotted it.