…Simba unveil fifth signing Mohamed Hamza to bolster defence

By Michael Mwebe , The Guardian
Published at 06:00 AM Jul 05 2024
Photo: Courtesy of Simba
Mohamed Hamza

SIMBA have unveiled their latest signing as they continue to bolster their squad ahead of the 2024/25 Premier League and continental campaign.

Yesterday, the club announced that they had added defender Abdulrazack Mohamed Hamza from South African side SuperSport United.

"We are officially announcing the signing of midfielder Abdulrazack Mohamed Hamza from South Africa's SuperSport United on a two-year contract.

"Abdulrazack is a young Tanzanian player who plays professional football in South Africa with great quality while in the first team," read a short statement from Simba yesterday.

The 21-year-old centre-back has signed a two-year contract with Simba. He becomes the club’s fifth signing during the current transfer period following the addition of Coastal Union centre-back Lameck Lawi, winger Joshua Mutale from Red Arrows of Zambia, striker Steven Mukwala from Asante Kotoko and Ivorian attacking midfielder Jean Charles Ahoua.

At the same, Said Ntibazonkiza, Shaban Chilunda, Kennedy Juma, Luis Miquissone and John Bocco have been released while defender Henock Inonga has been sold to Moroccan side ASFAR.

Hamza made nine appearances for SuperSport United in all competitions last season as he struggled for game time. 

He made only three appearances in the league as SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt mainly used him in cup competitions.

He joined SuperSport United at the start of the 2023/24 season as a free agent from relegated Mbeya City. 

Hamza has also played for KMC and Namungo in the Mainland Premier League.

Hamza adds options for Simba who already have Che Malone, Hussein Kazi, and another new arrival Lawi as their centre-back options.

Simba players are expected to report back this weekend before taking a trip to Egypt for their preseason training on Monday.

Last season, Simba finished third in the league, 11 points behind champions Young Africans. They are rebuilding their squad as they look to reclaim their lost glory next season. 

In addition to playing in the CAF Confederation Cup, Simba will represent Tanzania in the second edition of the African Super League later on this year.