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Top Tanzanian club chasing Keli’s signature

Kenyan international Jacob Keli could be on his way to Tanzania for the next phase of his career if  top club in the country, Simba SC, make good their reported interest in the striker.

According to a report on Mwanaspoti, the Msimbazi street based club are eyeing the pacy forward to bolster the squad’s strike force ahead of the second leg of the Vodacom League season.

This development has been confirmed by the player’s manager George Bwana, who spoke exclusively to Nairobi News.

“There is interest in Keli from Dar es Salaam. I have received some calls and we are waiting to see if they will firm it up with an offer because as we all know the player is under contract,” Bwana said.


Keli is currently contracted to Zambian club Nkana FC for the next one and a half years but the former AFC Leopards player has found play time at the club hard to come by in the past six months.

Simba’s arch rivals, Yanga SC, another Zambia club Napsa Stars, and two Ethiopian clubs are also said to be interested in Keli who was part of the Kenyan national team at the ongoing Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.

Keli was one of the standout players for Stars at the tournament, scoring two goals and providing an assist. Harambee Stars were bundled out of the tournament by Rwanda on Monday at the quarter final stage.