JINSI BABACAR SARR ALIVYOWAPASUA KICHWA MABOSS WA SIMBA SC
INFORMED that if there’s a deal that has shaken Simba’s management, it is the contract of their new midfielder, Babacar Sarr, who has become the first foreign star to sign a deal in this small transfer window. However, Simba has revealed that it was not an easy task to secure the signature of the former US Monastir midfielder, who once marked Cristiano Ronaldo and plays a defensive midfield role, causing a stir among the club’s executives during negotiations.
A high-ranking Simba official told Mwanaspoti that Sarr rejected the contract three times, demanding significant improvements that he would agree to; otherwise, he wouldn’t sign the deal. Simba acknowledges that the Senegalese player is a big star who knows how to assert his rights, making independent decisions with the guidance of his lawyer.
Nevertheless, Simba managed to overcome these challenges, reaching an agreement with Sarr, who signed a two-year contract to don the red and white jersey. The official revealed the difficulties in negotiations, stating that it was a complex process with disagreements at times, but ultimately understanding was reached.
“It was not easy at all; he is a very complicated person who knows how to stand up for his rights. We spent about three weeks negotiating. There were times when we disagreed, and there were times when we found common ground,” said the high-ranking official within Simba’s Board of Directors.
Sarr began his formal training with Simba yesterday, marking his first session with the team since his signing two days ago. The midfielder had already arrived on the island and met with coach Abdelhak Benchikha.