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Troubled striker Kiongera released by Tanzanian club Simba

Kenyan striker Mungai Kiongera’s troubled professional football stint in Tanzania has finally drawn to a close.

This was confirmed on Tuesday following Simba SC’s decision not to renew the 25 year-old’s two year contract.

During his stint at the Msimbazi street based side in Dar es Salaam, Kiongera failed to sparkle, with his career dogged by injuries and poor form.

Incidentally, the player was in outstanding form for six months during a loan spell from Simba at Kenyan Premier League side KCB last year. His form dipped the moment he returned to Simba.


Now a free agent, Kiongera, a University graduate, is reportedly spoilt for choice, with top Kenyan side AFC Leopards, alongside a couple of clubs in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique reportedly keen to add him  onto their ranks.

“I thank Simba for the time and opportunity. The whole focus now is on finding a fresh start,” Kiongera told Mwanaspoti in an interview last week.

Also released by Simba – which finished third in Tanzania’s Vodacom league this past season – is Ugandan winger Brian Majwega, and Burundian right fullback Emiry Nimubona.

Meanwhile, Majwega’s departure from Simba after a six month stint has attracted as much controversy as his earlier departure from another Tanzanian club Azam FC did earlier this year.

On this occasion, the left footed midfielder took to his social media pages to “thank” Simba coach and compatriot Jackson Mayanja for “killing his career”.