Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji has stepped down as Simba Sports Club’s board chairman citing his busy schedule.
Dewji has been at the helm of the reigning Tanzania champions for the past four years winning four mainland titles in successive seasons.
During the same period, Simba managed to reach the Caf Champions League quarter-finals twice and were ranked among the top 10 clubs in Africa.
The former legislator this week said he had taken the decision due to his busy schedule which involves a lot of travel outside the country.
“I am always traveling abroad which makes me out of the club activities. We had a meeting with the board members and agreed to take the decision. I am not leaving the club and I will continue to be the team’s investor as well as a member.
“This is my life club; I will never leave until my last day in the World. I will continue to feature in all club activities as a member and investor,” said Dewji.
The club’s board of directors has agreed to co-opt Salim “Try Again” Abdallah as new board chairman. Abdallah was vice-chairman of the club’s board directors.
The 46-year-old Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded in the 1970s. METL is active in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa. It operates in at least six African countries and has ambitions to expand to several more.
By FARPost Reporter