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Kahata: Azam FC abandons interest in former Simba SC star


The “Ice Cream Makers” have revealed they are unwilling to sign the creative midfielder despite their early interest

Azam FC have confirmed that they have abandoned their interest in Kenyan midfielder Francis Kahata.

The experienced 29-year-old playmaker is currently a free agent after being released by continental Premier League champions Simba SC, who viewed him as surplus to requirements and immediately after leaving the Msimbazi giants, reports emerged. that he was a target for the ‘Ice Cream Manufacturers’.

A senior Chamazi-based club official said Goal in an exclusive interview that they do not wish to sign the player, who was part of the Wekundu wa Msimbazi team that reached the quarter-finals of the Caf Champions League where they were eliminated by the Kaizer Chiefs.

What was said?

“We already have a list of players we want to sign and Francis [Kahata] is not one of them, ”said the source, who declined to be named. Goal Monday.

Francis Kahata returns to Simba SC.

“We don’t want to sign a player who was lucky enough to play Simba in the league, and to be clear Kahata was already brought in to sign for Azam but the deal fell through because we already had other plans. because we had already seen the targets we wanted.

“For now, it’s official, we have stopped any plans to sign the player and allowed him to go find another team, wherever he wants to go, but not Azam.”

Former Gor Mahia midfielder has left the reigning champions after choosing not to extend his contract which ends at the end of June.

What did Kahata say after Simba left?

Leaving Simba, Kahata said Goal: “There are a lot of offers that have been offered to me and I am free to choose where I will play.

“However, I will let my agent take care of everything and when the time is right I will let my fans and supporters know where I will be playing.”

Kahata joined Simba from FKF Premier League champion Gor Mahia in the 2019 season and played a vital role for the Tanzanian heavyweights, winning the Community Shield, the Tanzania Cup and the league title.

Apart from Azam, Goal Also understands that the creative midfielder is also in talks with Sudan’s Al-Merrikh, among other clubs.

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