Gervais Kago is free to play for Tanzanian club Simba

Gervais Kago is able to play for Simba after the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) cleared him to feature for the club in domestic, regional and continental tournaments

Gervais Kago from the Central African Republic (CAR) was cleared by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to feature for the Mzimbazi street side in domestic, regional and continental tournaments after the governing body secured his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) through the Transfer Matching System (TMS), finally settling the saga.

Simba’s chairman Ismail Aden Rage, who travelled to CAR to sort out the paper work told Daily News that Fifa played a role in ensuring the player’s issues were taken care of in time.

“We had earlier requested the CAR soccer governing body to issue Kago’s ITC through the TMS on July 15 this year but the request was still pending until this week,”

“When I went to the CAR, I discovered that despite having the TMS manager and his assistant, the country’s soccer governing body had not effectively started using the system and the association’s computers had developed technical problem.”

He went ahead to thank a Fifa official (named as Isabelle) and TFF’s TMS manager Saad Kawemba, who assisted him.

“Kago is now free to play for our team as his ITC has finally been confirmed through the TMS today. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Kawemba and Fifa official, Isabelle, for their support, they really deserve praise.”

“Kago could not have played for Simba had I not gone to the CAR to settle the matter.”