May 24, 2019

Tanzania’s Simba FC In Talks With APR’s Hakizimana Muhadjiri


Last year, Hakizimana Muhadjiri (R) was named the 2017/18 Ferwafa player of the year after scoring 13 goals. Here, he is handed the prize by Brig. Gen. Rtd. Sekamana Jean Damascène, the Ferwafa president

Tanzanian football giants Simba FC has started behind-the-scenes talks with APR FC player Hakizimana Muhadjiri – with reports indicating the club is ready to make a splash.

Negotiations are said to be going on but quietly, and the attacking midfielder is preferring not to comment as he waits to see the offer on the table.

The move by Tanzania football giants has come at the right time with only two games left for the Rwandan national football league to come to a close.

Hakizimana, who also plays for Amavubi, joined AS Kigali from Mukura Victory Sports in July 2016 but was a week later snapped up, reportedly on season-long loan, by the APR FC later on making the move a permanent at the end of the season.

He has previously played for Etincelles, SC Kiyovu, and Mukura player. He was also named the league top scorer in the 2016 national league season after scoring 16 goals.

Last year, the forward was named the 2017/18 Ferwafa player of the year after scoring 13 goals that inspired Military side APR to their record-extending 17th League title.

Hakizimana has scored 14 goals with two games left for the league curtains to fall.

The 25-year-old is the last born from a family that has produced famous players like APR and Amavubi midfielder Abdul Sibomana, Tanzania’s Yanga midfielder and Amavubi skipper Haruna Niyonzima, as well as APR and Amavubi midfielder Djihad Bizimana.

If the deal goes through, Hakizimana will become the third player featuring for Tanzania’s side, as well as Niyonzima who is linkd to moving to DRC and Amavubi striker Meddie Kagere.

Earlier this week, the Namfua Stadium in Tanzania turned into a sea of red and white when Simba retained their mainland Premier league title with a 2-0 win against hosts Singida United.

On Wednesday however, they lost 5-4 to Spanish side Seville in a friendly Sport Mpesa game.


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