Tanzanian powerhouse football team Simba SC has officially announced the acquisition of Augustine Okejepha from the south south Nigerian Premier Football League team, Rivers United.

Augustin Okejepha signed a three-year contract with the East African gigantic football team.

Austine Okejepha, at just 20 years old, has quickly become a standout player with remarkable abilities in the demanding defensive midfield position, drawing enthusiastic acclaim and admiration for his outstanding talent and potential on the field from his fans.

Okejepha’s exceptional talent for anchoring the midfield and offering sturdy defensive support has been a vital strength for his former teams. His primary responsibility is to disrupt the opposition’s attacking momentum, intercept passes, and maintain the security of his defensive zone throughout the match. He excels at reading the game, anticipating opposition moves, and winning the ball back through his tackling and interception skills, thereby protecting his team’s defense and facilitating counter-attacks. And this are the things that the East Africans want.

Augustine Okejepha’s exceptional skills and expertise in his position have made him a highly coveted player in the football market, and Simba SC has high hopes that he will significantly bolster their defensive capabilities. The team expects him to bring his impressive defensive prowess, leadership, and tactical acumen to the table, thereby shoring up their backline and providing a solid foundation for the team to build upon. His addition to the squad is anticipated to be a game-changer, enabling Simba SC to strengthen their defensive resilience and competitiveness in the league.

During the 2023/24 season, Okejepha’s phenomenal displays of skill, dedication, and leadership on the pitch earned him the highly esteemed award of the Nigerian Professional Football League’s Most Valuable Player, as recognized by Simba SC. This distinguished honor serves as a fitting tribute to his remarkable impact on the team’s success, showcasing his unparalleled ability to dictate the pace of games and drive his team forward from his defensive midfield position. Okejepha’s exceptional vision, passing range, and tackling prowess have made him a dominant force in the league, and his MVP award is a testament to his capacity to excel in a position often overlooked for individual accolades, solidifying his status as one of the league’s standout performers.”

Okejepha’s remarkable consistency and exceptional performances resonated with fans, experts, and fellow players alike, cementing his status as a truly outstanding talent in the Nigerian league. His peers’ recognition of his excellence is a testament to the high level of respect he has earned within the football community. The 20-year-old midfielder’s impressive skills and achievements were formally recognized by the club, which proudly announced his signing through their official social media channels, showcasing their excitement and confidence in his potential to make a significant impact on the team’s success.”

Okejepha will receive N9 million as his monthly salary at the former Tanzanian champions.

Meanwhile Rivers United are expected to receive $250,000 as transfer fee.

Okejepha made 26 appearance for Rivers United last season. He scored one goal, provided three assists, and was twice named Player of the Month.

Moreover, his consistent high-level performances earned him a place in the Best Team of the Season.

His ability to contribute both defensively and offensively demonstrates his versatility and importance to any team he plays for.

Additionally, he has been selected twice in the Best Team of the Week in the CAF Confederations Cup in Africa.

Before his stint with Rivers United, he played for Kano Pillars and Warri Wolves, two well-regarded clubs in Nigeria.

This experience has helped him develop his game and mature as a player, preparing him for the challenges of playing in the Tanzania Premier League.

His journey through these clubs has been marked by growth and a steady rise in his performance levels.

Simba SC has been searching for a player who can bolster their defense, and they believe Okejepha is the solution.

His age, quality, and potential for further development made him an attractive target for the club.

“His quality and age are among the qualities that attracted us to need his signature and we believe he will be a great help to the team heading into the next League season of 2024/25,” reads a statement from Simba SC.

The club is confident that Okejepha will integrate well into their squad and make significant contributions to their success in the upcoming season.

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