Billionaire Mo Dewji rescinds decision to quit as Simba chairman

Msimbazi street can now breath a sigh of heavy relief after former chairman Mohamed ‘Mo’ Dewji rescinded his decision not to quit as the club’s board Chairman.

Social media was awash with news after the billionaire revealed via his official twitter handle on Monday morning that he had quit as club chairman, after Simba disappointingly lost in the Mapinduzi cup final 1-0 to Mtibwa Sugar.

“Its a pity Simba couldn’t win after paying salaries of close to 4 billion a year. I resign as chair of the board and will remain as an investor,” read part of Mo’s tweet.

However about seven hours later, Dewji took to his twitter page and clarified exactly what happened and stated he will remain as chairman and will ensure the team wins the league.

“What happened to my accounts yesterday was unfortunate. Tuko Pamoja (We are together), we are going back to the league strong,” part of the tweet said.

Simba who made it to the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League last season have a new coach in Sven Ludwig Vandenbroeck.

The Belgium replaced compatriot Patrick Aussems who led the side to the group stages of the CAF Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

Simba sit top of the Tanzanian mainland Premier League on 35 points after 14 games played with two games in hand.

Their last league outing was in the Dar derby where they shared the spoils with arch rivals Yanga Africans in a 2-2 draw.

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