Ice Cream Makers recently signed a three-year deal with Taifa Star’s left-footed star as they strengthened their squad for the new season
Azam FC have come out to defend their decision to sign defender Edward Manyama from mainland Premier League side Ruvu Shooting.
Three days ago, Ice-Cream Makers had announced the signing of Taifa Stars left-back after he wrote a three-year contract and he plays for the team in the new season 2021-22.
While there were reports that Azam’s rivals Simba SC and Yanga SC were also interested in his services, the Chamazi-based club through their CEO Abdulkarim Amin ‘Popat’ have explained why they signed the player that he has proved in several cases that he is a good player even before he came to Ruvu Shooting from Namungo FC.
What has been said?
“While in Namungo, he helped them reach the final of the Azam Sports Federation Cup last season, and after switching to Ruvu Shooting, he maintained his consistency,” Amin said as quoted by Daily news.
Amin has further explained that Azam is in the market for more signings, as recommended by head coach George Lwandamina, as they aim to build a formidable group for local and Caf competitions.
“There are some positions that the coach has proposed to be covered by foreign players and as management; we will do our part to ensure that his needs are met, ”Amin continued.
“If there are requirements to sign domestic players, the coach informs us what we can do.”
What did Simba say about Manyama?
In a recent interview with Goal, Simba official Barbara Gonzalez openly denied that they were in the process of signing Manyama before Azam got his services.
“Manyama who?” Gonzalez asked another question Goal on the question of whether Simba had submitted a bid to sign the player.
Simba had no plans to sign Edward [Manyama], if we were really interested, we could have talked to his club immediately after we played against them, but I would like to make it clear that he was not part of our goal and if I give you the list from the coach [for new players to sign], even his name is not there. ”
Manyama, who has only managed to have a cap for the Taifa Stars, has also played for several teams in the Mainland League, including JKT Ruvu Stars, Namungo and Yanga.