SIMBA SC midfielder, Saidi Ndemla is keen to appeal his new Swedish as he prepares for a trip to the Scandinavian nation to showcase his football skills.
It was announced early this week that his club announced the release of the player for two week trial at the Swedish topflight league side AFC Eskilstuna, the midfielder journey to the Scandinavian nation has been pushed forward.
According to the club Head of Information and Communications, Haji Manara , the industrious midfielder who was expected to leave the country yesterday for professional football trials at AFC Eskilstuna is now expected to fly to Sweden tomorrow.
However, Manara, in a statement released yesterday in Dar es Salaam, did not disclose on what has led to the delay of the midfielder to depart yesterday evening as was announced earlier.
He added that despite the changes, the player’s trial duration with the Allsvenskan side would not be affected. Manara insisted that the Msimbazi Street-based club believes the midfielder will perform well and excel in the trials.
However, he said, if the player fails to succeed in the trial, he will rejoin the club and continue to serve his former club as it still values his services. “It is our policy of Simba to value our players and allow them to go extra miles to try their luck elsewhere in the professional basis,” said Manara.
If he succeeds in the trial, Ndemla (21) will join his fellow Tanzanian, Thomas Ulimwengu at the club. Ulimwengu who is still nursing knee injury has not played since September when an jury put him out of action.
He is expected to return to the battle field in January next year. Ndemla agent, Jamal Kisongo was yesterday quoted as saying that if the midfielder excels in his two week trial, he will officially join the new club in March next year when their new season starts.
Swedish top flight league season run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.
And Allsvenskan is ranked 20th in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years as well is ranked highest of the leagues in Scandinavia.
Ndemla was promoted into Simba’s senior squad in 2013 from the club’s junior squad and has been a profitable figure of the country’s football team ‘Taifa Stars’ since 2015.