Simba SC clarifies Aubin Kramo’s temporary withdrawal

By Seth Mapoli , The Guardian
Published at 10:57 AM Mar 28 2024

Simba SC’s Ivorian winger, Aubin Kramo.
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Simba SC’s Ivorian winger, Aubin Kramo.

FOLLOWING the recent confusion surrounding Simba SC’s Ivorian winger Aubin Kramo's probability of taking part in CAF Champions League matches, the team’s management has clarified the status of the footballer.

Ahmed Ally, Simba SC’s Information and Communication Manager, stated that Kramo will not feature in any competitions for the remainder of the season, as the outfit has officially withdrawn his name from both CAF and Tanzania Football Federation registration systems.

Ally emphasized that Kramo remains an integral part of the Simba SC squad and continues to receive all entitlements and privileges accorded to other players. 

However, due to persistent injuries, the winger has endured, the decision was made to temporarily remove his name from the registration list to allow for comprehensive treatment without the risk of losing his position to another player.

The official noted: “Kramo remains a valued member of Simba SC, and he continues to receive all rights and benefits entitled to any other player.”

“Unfortunately, due to his ongoing injury concerns, we have opted to withdraw his registration temporarily to facilitate his rehabilitation process,” Ally explained.

He further elaborated: "The club’s decision to remove Kramo from the registration roster is aimed at providing him with ample time to undergo treatment and ensure his complete recovery, thus enabling him to rejoin the squad for the upcoming season.”

The Information and Communication Manager added: “While he may not be available for league matches in the current CAF Champions League campaign due to his withdrawn status, we are eager to have him back in contention for the next season.”

Ally reassured fans that Kramo’s absence from the current season’s fixtures is a strategic move aimed at prioritizing his long-term health and readiness to contribute effectively to the team in future campaigns.

He emphasized the club’s commitment to supporting Kramo throughout his rehabilitation journey and expressed optimism about his eventual return to full fitness.

The official noted: “In withdrawing Kramo’s registration, our primary concern is his well-being and ensuring that he makes a complete recovery before returning to competitive action.”

“We are confident that with the necessary treatment and rehabilitation, he will be back stronger and ready to make a significant impact on the team,” Ally affirmed.

The announcement regarding Kramo’s temporary withdrawal from the squad comes amidst speculation and uncertainty surrounding his availability for upcoming fixtures.

However, Simba SC’s transparent communication regarding the situation aims to provide clarity to supporters and stakeholders alike, reaffirming the club’s commitment to its players’ welfare and long-term success.

Simba SC introduced Kramo as a versatile winger expected to play a crucial role in domestic and continental tournament matches, aiming to surpass their performance.

Kramo officially joined the club on July 8, 2023, becoming the second import after Willy Onana in the major transfer window. The Ivorian winger, previously with ASEC Mimosas, sealed a lucrative deal with the Msimbazi Street giants.

Due to injury, Kramo missed all 19 NBC Premier League matches, which witnessed Simba SC garnering win in 14, drawing three, and losing two.

He also missed the CAF Champions League encounters, with Simba SC now gearing up for the quarterfinal tie against Al Ahly scheduled for tomorrow at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.