Tanzania football: John Bocco deserved more from Azam FC

Bocco really deserved a farewell from the club he had put everything on the line for. He was a one-club player but Azam took no notice of that and some soccer fans could think it is a disgrace for the Tanzanian forward.

Tanzania football: John Bocco deserved more from Azam FC

Bocco really deserved a farewell from the club he had put everything on the line for. He was a one-club player but Azam took no notice of that and some soccer fans could think it is a disgrace for the Tanzanian forward.

06 June 2017 Tuesday 16:53
Tanzania football: John Bocco deserved more from Azam FC

FORMER Azam FC forward and long serving captain, John Bocco 'Adebayor', parted ways with the club in an unsatisfying manner.

He has been part of the club since 2007 and, when the team won promotion to the Mainland Premier League in 2008, the forward has played a huge part in increasing the team’s squad potential, as well as helping his side lift several trophies as club captain.

Bocco really deserved a farewell from the club he had put everything on the line for. He was a one-club player but Azam took no notice of that and some soccer fans could think it is a disgrace for the Tanzanian forward.

It is very common to see one-team players from several clubs in different parts of the world get a farewell from the fans and the club in general. The clubs, sometimes, organize testimonial matches for the players.

Former Simba Sports Club forward, Mussa Hassan 'Mgosi', got a farewell from the Msimbazi Street outfit’s supporters, something that shows his contribution was respected by the fans and the club.

Of course it is a rare occasion but it is something that has to be implemented in Tanzanian football as part of development in the game.

It is a nice way of showing respect to a player who has sacrificed a lot for his side for a long time because it is always an honor to have such players who are so loyal to a single club. The player not only features for the team but for the badge as well.

Whatever the case between Bocco and Azam FC, he should have at least left the club with something nice to recall from the club he gave everything for.

The Guardian

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