Simba SC defender cherishes landing selection for starting lineup 

31Jul 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Simba SC defender cherishes landing selection for starting lineup 

​​​​​​​SIMBA SC right-back, David Kameta, alias 'Duchu', has said that although he did not have much of a chance to play in front of the outfit's first-choice fullback Shomari Kapombe this season, he has learned a lot that, according to him, is the key to performing well next season.

David Kameta.

Kameta said he is aware of Kapombe's potential, admitting that Kapombe has surpassed his experience of playing in the Mainland Premier League.

According to the defender, he moreover found Kapombe playing for Simba, when the former joined the squad, Kapombe's presence has made Kameta's pursuit of regular playing time intriguing.

"When I was at Lipuli FC in Iringa it was my first season playing in the Premier League, that's why I say Kapombe is my elder brother, but I didn't want to end there, I learned a lot that will bear fruit in the future," he said.

"I practice with the senior players who are starting the first team, so it was a good experience from time to time for me to continue to learn a lot from them, combined with my skills I believe I will elevate my game in the future," he said.

Besides that, he said he believes he did well in the matches he played and the coach was sharpening his performance.

Kameta stated he believes he will be a reliable player at the club.

"Thanks to coach Didier Gomes, he was encouraging me after the match, telling me he sees something in me, I just have to work hard to keep myself fit," he said.

The 19-year-old due to lack of playing time may join a newly-promoted top-flight side, Mbeya Kwanza FC, on loan.

Mbeya Kwanza FC which will be participating in the Premier League next season for the first time will benefit from the defender's registration on a loan agreement.

Reports suggest that Kameta will leave Simba SC following the challenge of missing out on a place in the first team, due to the prowess of Kapombe who played a large percentage of the club's games in the 2020/21 season.

It is also reported that Simba SC is planning to sign Kinondoni Municipal Council FC right-back Israel Mwenda.

The decision forces Simba to opt for a loan deal for Kameta to serve Mbeya Kwanza FC.

However, if Kameta moves to Mbeya Kwanza FC he will be guaranteed to play regularly unlike now at Simba SC.

Kameta was signed by Simba SC from Lipuli FC at the start of the 2020/21 season.

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