Onyango happy to take on ‘new challenge’ at Simba


Onyango happy to take on 'new challenge' at Simba
FormerGor defender Joash Onyango trains with his new team, the Tanzanian champions Simba SC. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Defender Joash Onyango says he wanted to take on a new challenge at another club after ditching Kenyan champions Gor Mahia FC for their Tanzanian counterparts Simba SC
  • The Kenyan international signed a two-year deal with the Mainland champions last week, becoming the third Gor player to move that direction after former teammates Medie Kagere and Francis Kahata

Defender Joash Onyango says he wanted to take on a new challenge at another club after ditching Kenyan champions Gor Mahia FC for their Tanzanian counterparts Simba SC.

The Kenyan international signed a two-year deal with the Mainland champions last week, becoming the third Gor player to move that direction after former teammates Medie Kagere and Francis Kahata.

Speaking to Tanzanian media yesterday after his first training at the club ahead of the annual Simba Day set for Saturday, Onyango said joining Simba was the ‘best decision’ he made.

“I have always dreamt of playing for Simba even when I was Gor Mahia they have a great history in this country and there huge fan base is an inspiration to the players because it keeps them motivated and makes them give their best .

“I’m also very happy to be joining my former colleagues Kahata and Kagere. They are helping me settle down and adopt to the new culture in this city with amazing people,” Onyango said

Asked about the social media banter that followed his decision to dye his beard white during the Africa Cup of Nations, Onyango said it had just been a fun thing he wanted to try.

“I have no problem with those talking about my age and I respect their opinions. I just want to deliver my best everytime I’m on the pitch for this great team and win more titles during my stay here.”

Simba SC have confirmed they will take on Vital’O FC of Burundi in the Simba Day.

Simba Day is an annual day for the Wekundu wa Msimbazi to celebrate the club’s success after concluding the season and is also used to unveil their new signings to the fans before the new season kicks off,Haji Manara is the clubs spokesman

“We are not signing boys we are signing men and our opponent need to be wary about us next season come Saturday when we are celebrating our seasons achievement we will unveil the men am talking about and that will include the rock himself – Joash Onyango.

“Our target is to sweep all the local trophies available and at least reach the semifinals of the African champions league and we need top player like Joash to achieve that ,” insisted the vocal spokesman .

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