Simba SC mentions price for winger

19Jun 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Simba SC mentions price for winger

SIMBA SC has confirmed several offers on their table asking for their star, Luis Jose Miquissone, but if they reach the price they want, they will do business.

Luis Miquissoine

Despite not mentioning either the names of the clubs or Simba SC's offer, the club's Board of Directors has agreed to sell him for $ 650,000 to which is more than 2.1bn/-.

If Miquissone's business is finalized before the start of next season he could turn out t be Simba's most expensive transfer to another squad in recent years.

Among the clubs that have asked for the possibility of signing Miquissone are CR Belouizdad of Algeria, Al Ahly of Egypt, as well as South Africa Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Miquissone has been one of the stand-out performers for Simba alongside Clatous Chama, especially during their CAF Champions League campaign that was ended by Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals.

Simba SC's vice-chairman of Board of Directors, Salim Abdallah ‘Try Again’, said that they have many offers on the table for Miquissone but will be willing to accept the one the officials see as the best.

He disclosed: "Every interested party is welcome to come and table their offers, we will listen, but we will be guided by the interests of the player and, certainly, Simba's interests. Of course, we have our demands, and the more interested parties come, the easier, I think, it would be for us to get the best buyer for Miquissone."

"There is an offer from many teams just to get Miquissone but we will give priority to an offer that will meet the demand we have set and not otherwise. That is our position,'' he noted.

The outfit's other leaders kept the matter secret until they reach an agreement.

Simba has already identified possible replacements for the former UD Songo forward, and Cape Town City FC's Justin Shonga and Zanaco United's Moses Phiri are seen as the best men to come and fill the void if Miquissone eventually makes the move.

With the exit of Francis Kahata, Simba will need to sign a creative midfielder to supplement Chama and Bernard Morrison.

Kahata left after his two-year contract with the club he joined in 2019 from Gor Mahia came to an end in June 2021.

Although they are defensive, Taddeo Lwanga, Erasto Nyoni, Muzamiru Yassin, and Jonas Mkude have been deployed in the advanced midfield positions this season and that makes a need for a creative star who can play behind Meddie Kagere, John Bocco, and Chris Mugalu, more urgent.

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