Yanga and Tanzanian national team midfielder Abdi Kassim has signed a two-year contract with a Vietnamese club, Dong Long Tam Ham.
Kassim told The Citizen that he was very happy to see his long cherished passion to play professional football overseas materialise.
“It’s like a dream come true. Playing professional soccer abroad is a passion I have cherished for many years, I expect to be my country’s good ambassador in Vietnam,” he said.
Kassim will join compatriot and former Simba striker Danny Mrwanda at Dong Long Tam Ham. The striker signed for the team two seasons ago.
“I expect to join my new team very soon. I thank God and those who helped me to be where I am now,” he said.
Yanga secretary general Lawrence Mwalusako said the Vietnam club has paid them about Sh59.2 million ($40,000) for Kassim, Sh40.8million short of the initial price tag.
He disclosed that the process of sealing the deal was done through an electronic system as required by the world football body, FIFA.