There has been relief amongst Simba SC fans and other club stakeholders after Chairman Mohammed Dewji confirmed that he had not resigned from his role.
This is the latest development after the billionaire had earlier tweeted that he has quit.
Mo, as he is famously known, cited the club’s failure to win despite all recent investments in a tweet yesterday which has consequently been removed.
He revealed this after Simba failed to win the Mapinduzi Cup.
“It’s a pity simba couldn’t win,” reads a tweet. “After paying salaries of close to 4 billion a year. I resign as the chair of the board and will remain as an investor. Simba Nguvu moja. I will focus on developing infrastructure and a youth academy!”
The Tanzanian giants who have won the league 20 times, two adrift of record winners and rivals Yanga (Young Africans), lost 1-0 to Mtibwa Sugar in the final.
Simba were the strong favourites to win the cup after eliminating Azam FC 3-2 on penalties.
He confirmed that he will be returning as a key investor.
The owner has on Tuesday tweeted that he is still together with the club;
“What happened to my accounts yesterday was unfortunate. We are together. Going back to the league strong. We are planning for the league. Congratulations Mtibwa for taking the cup. I am POWER blood. I will remain a POWER!” he tweeted.
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Who is Mohammed Dewdji?
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Mohammed “Mo” Gulamabbas Dewji (born 8 May 1975) is a Tanzanian billionaire businessman and former politician.
He is owner of MeTL Group, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s.
Dewji served as Member of the Tanzanian Parliament for Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) from 2005 to 2015 for his home town of Singida. As of October 2019, Dewji has an estimated net worth of US $1.9 billion, therefore positioning him as the 17th richest person in Africa and the continent’s youngest billionaire.
Dewji is also the first Tanzanian to cover Forbes Magazine in 2013.