Tanzanian champions, Simba Sports Club have announced the signing of midfielder Bernard Morrison from sworn rivals, Young Africans SC.

Earlier today, Simba surprised football fans of Tanzania after tweeting a picture of the Ghanaian player, signing while wearing the club’s jersey, captioned “MORRISON IS RED”.

Simba, which was recently declared the Tanzania’s Premier League Champions for the 2019/2020 season, has not revealed the transfer fee at the time of this writing.

Morrison played for Young Africans SC (Yanga) in the previous season of the Tanzania’s Premier League. He joined Young Africans on a two-year deal in March 2019.


The Ghanaian player has been in conflicts with the Yanga management since the team lost 4-1 to Simba in the final of the FA CUP played at National Stadium.

To add some spices to it, before the end of the game, Morrison was substituted and instead of going to the club’s bench, he walked straight to the dressing room and drove away from the stadium never to return to training until the Mainland Premier League ended two weeks later.

That move was explained by soccer analysts as a farewell to his team.


The talented player can not only be defined as controversial and undisciplined, but also a very reliable mate when he is on the pitch.

In a recent event, he was arrested by patrol police in Dar es Salaam for allegedly being in possession of marijuana but later released.


“Bernard has signed a two-year contract to join Simba,” the club stated on their website.

“Morrison has shown he is a great player since signing for Yanga for the last season, and from now on he will do the red jersey for Simba and he becomes our first signing this transfer window as we strive to build a strong squad for the CAF Champions League campaign.” the statement added.


“I have no words to express myself or to even state how I feel, to sign for the champions, not only the champions but also a team that managed to win three trophies last season. I am happy to be here and as always I do my best to make sure the team achieves the set targets for the new season, I cannot wait to play in Champions League, which is a dream for every player to play in.”


The arrival of Morrison will now see him fight for a starting role in the Simba squad alongside Clatous Chama, Francis Kahata, and Luis Miquissone.

Judging from his character, it is safe to say there will not be all-glory moments at the club.


Few days ago, Yanga released 14 players among them captain Papy Tshishimbi, striker David Molinga, and Gnamien Yikpe but retained Morrison, hoping they could convince him to stay at the club.

Yanga also dropped long serving striker Mrisho Ngassa, Jafary Mohamed, Mohamed Issa Banka, Tariq Seif, Andrew Vincent Dante, Patrick Sibomana, Muharami Issa, Ali Ali, Rafael Daud, Ali Mtoni Sonso and Eric Kabamba.

The club have has retained a number of foreign-players including Jesse Were and John Makwatta who play for Kenyan Zesco United, Sven Yidah, Erick Rutanga of Rayon Sports and Mukoko Tonombe of AS Vita Club from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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