AS the official opening of the Mainland Premier League transfer window draws closer, newly promoted side, Singida United, aim to finish their business as early as possible.
After completing deals for five foreign players from Zimbabwe and Uganda, Singida United are interested in adding Rwandan duo of Danny Usengimana and Justin Mico to their roster ahead of the 2017/18 season.
The Mainland Premier League’s transfer window is expected to officially be opened on June 15.
It has been reported that Usengimana, who turns out for Police FC in the Rwanda Premier League, was in Dar es Salaam last week to negotiate a deal that will eventually lead to his signing immediately after the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers’ matches.
“We are looking forward to add two international players in our squad. Usengimana was in Dar es Salaam a few days ago. The deal is close to coming through,” one of Singida United top officials said. Zimbabwean imports, Simbarashe Nhivi, Elisha Muroiwa, Tafadzwa Kutinyu and Wisdom Mutasa have already signed for Singida United.
Ugandan Shaffik Batambuze, who also turns out for the country’s national side, Cranes, is the fifth foreign signing for Singida United.
Four Tanzanian players have also been recruited by the team. They are Atupele Green from JKT Ruvu, Salum Chuku and Juvenary Pastory from Toto Africans and Rolland Msonjo from Mshikamano.
Singida United are among three teams that were promoted to the Mainland Premier League.They are led by former Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) coach, Hans Van Der Pluijm.