Kinje seals Simba move
Salim Kinje has officially completed his move to Simba SC from AFC Leopards after the clubs agreed a transfer fee of USD 6,250.
The midfielder had been linked with a move to the Tanzanian champions, but a price for his services was yet to be set. He was already in Tanzania awaiting the completion of the deal and will now commence training with the Dar es Salaam giants.
AFC Leopards chair Alex Ole Magelo confirmed the deal.
“Kinje has now officially left the club after we agreed a deal with Simba over his services. He had sixth months left on his contract and we wanted some good compensation for that.”
“It took longer than was expected because the club had no proper office before the elections, but with that solved, it was prudent we tied it up. His departure is a blow to us, but we have brought in a number of players who we feel will do well when they arrive here,” he said.
Leopards have already signed Paul Were from Tusker, Idrissa Rajab, formerly of Sofapaka, and Burundi international Floribert Ndayisaba.
On his part, Kinje was elated to complete the deal. “I am happy that the deal has been completed now,” he said.
“I understand that AFC Leopards had a number of issues in court and I had to wait, so it was no problem. They are a very good club and I wish them the best. I hope to do my best here and win some silverware.”
Kinje spent almost decade in Kenya, having played for KPL clubs Bandari, Tusker, Sofapaka and finally Leopards.