Simba to field Kago for the community Shield

Simba to field Kago for the community Shield

17 Aug 2011, 17:21

The Tanzanian Football Federation committee for players’ rights, legal and ethics has finally agreed to let Simba player Gervais Kago play in the Wednesday Community Shield match pitting them against their perennial rivals Yanga at the National Stadium Dar es Salaam.

According to Simba they had been unfairly treated by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) which ruled that Gervais Kago is not one of them and the Mzimbazi street outfit would not secure his services for the entire season.

Simba had subsequently decided to boycott the match and according to, the uncertainty surrounding the match had affected the logistics for the match including ticket sales.

A press release from the chairman of the players’ legal, ethics and rights Alex Mgongolwa stated that the match was important to generate funds for the community and curtain raise for the Mainland premiership season that kicks off on Saturday 20th August 2011.

-As long as Simba has contracted Kago as a professional player then a TMS is imperative according to FIFA’s rules and regulations governing transfer of players under section 2(2), read part of the statement availed to The Guardian.

Simba has fallen casualty whenever the two giants have met on the last several occasions including the CECAFA Kagame cup finals played at the National Stadium Dar es Salaam. Yanga snatched the winner in the dying minutes of the match.

Kenyan midfielder Jerry Santo is expected to be part of the action tonight as the two teams face off.

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