Simba risk demotion over outstanding dues to Kenyan player
Tanzanian club Simba risk demotion from the country’s top flight for failure to compensate Kenyan footballer Donald Mosoti in a contract termination dispute.
In a ruling passe by world football governing body, Fifa, on Friday, Simba SC and Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) also face further sanctions in the event that the club fails to pay Mosoti the Sh3 million debt in full within a month.
Mosoti’s compensation consists salary arrears and match winning bonuses owed to him by the club.
TFF on its part risks a ban from all international competitions if this debt isn’t paid within the stipulated period.
TFF President, Jamal Malinzi, confirmed the development to Nairobi News without divulging more details.
“It’s true, now we await what Simba will say on the matter before making further comments,” said Malinzi.
The legal tussle between Simba and Mosoti, who now turns out for National Super League side Nakumatt commenced in 2011, when the Msimbazi Street based club terminated his contract that still had a year to run, without following due procedure.
Mosoti took the matter to Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber months later and it was ruled he be compensated.
However, Simba – which is home to Kenya international Mungai Kiongera – has continued to dither on this matter.