Mo Dewji appoints Simba’s new Board of Directors

By Michael Mwebe , The Guardian
Published at 05:56 AM Jun 18 2024
Mohamed 'Mo' Dewji.
Photo: Courtesy of Simba
Mohamed 'Mo' Dewji.

SIMBA Sports Club shareholder, Mohamed 'Mo' Dewji, has named a new board of directors as part of efforts to revive the club’s dwindling fortunes.

With the end of Salim 'Try Again' Abdallah's tenure last week, Mo took to social media to announce he had formed a new board of directors on Sunday.

“By the authority given to me in accordance with the Contractual Agreement with Simba Sports Club Limited (Memorandum of Association) and the Rules of Agreement (Articles of Association), section 40; I would like to introduce the following to be Board Members on the Investor's side,” Mo said.

He has re-appointed Abdallah, Mohamed Nassoro, and Crescentius Magori. The trio were first appointed as club directors when Mo took charge of Simba in 2017.

Together with considerable financial support from Mo, they helped to oversee a successful period for Simba, including winning four league titles, three Federation Cup triumphs, and on and off-the-pitch growth.

Magori was the club’s first CEO, a position he held for two years before stepping down in 2019. 

In 2021, Abdallah became the club's chairman following the resignation of Mo Dewji.

After another unimpressive season for Simba, Abdallah made the decision to step down from his role to pave the way for the return of Mo Dewji last week.

Hussein Kita, Zulfikar Chandoo, and Rashid Shangazi are the other members of the new board tasked with reviving Simba’s fortunes ahead of the new season.

Last season, Simba secured the Community Shield and Union Cup but fell away in the Premier League, African Football League and Federation Cup.

Simba ended the season in third place, meaning they missed out on qualification for the CAF Champions League for the first time in six years. 

They will now take part in the less glamorous CAF Confederation Cup next season.

They also suffered their biggest derby defeat in the last 40 years when they collapsed in the second half to lose 5-1 to their arch-rivals Young Africans.

Mo has vowed to reclaim back Simba’s lost glory. 

He is reported to have taken a hands-on approach in the recruitment of players in a bid to bolster the squad for a successful campaign.