By Bonface Osano,
The reigning Mainland champions, Young Africans have completed the signing of KMKM striker Mateo Anthony Simon.
The KMKM marksman who had an impressive outing at the 2015 Kagame Cup, has signed a two-year contract with
the Jangwani Street outfit.
The arrival of Simon at Yanga is certainly a massive blow for arch-rivals Simba SC who were reportedly in advanced stage of
negotiation with the Zanzibar champions.
“It’s official, we have drafted him in. He will be donning the green and yellow jerseys for the next two years, so we wish
him good luck in his spell with Yanga,” said the club’s secretary general Jonas Tiboroha.
Tiboroha disclosed that the striker has been in Yanga’s radar for a while and that his performance at the 2015 Kagame
Cup helped fast-track his signing.
“As everyone who saw him at the Kagame Cup can attest; Simon is a very good player. He has a chance to grow further at
Yanga and we hope he will help the team achieve its goals,” he added.
“The good thing about him is that he can play as a central striker and as a winger. Besides, he is still very young, thus we
believe we have brought in a real gem.”
Simon is the third player from KMKM to decamp to Yanga in this transfer window after defender Haji Mwinyi Mngwali and
goalkeeper Mudathir Khamis.
According to Tiboroha, the player has already left for Mbeya where he will link up with his new teammates who have
camped in Tukuyu.
Apart from the KMKM star, Yanga have also handed a two-year contract to Togolese defender, Vincent Bossou. He has linked up with the team in Tukuyu.
Other players who joined Yanga in the transfer window are Thabani Kamusoko (midfielder) and Donald Ngoma (striker),
both are from FC Platinum of Zimbabwe.
The list also includes Deus Kaseke from Mbeya City, Maalim Busungu (Mgambo JKT) and Geoffrey Mwashiuya (Kimondo