Former Azam captain Bocco joins Simba

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John Bocco addresses the press at the 2015 CECAFA Kagame Cup Championships in Dar es Salaam

Former Azam FC captain John Raphael Bocco has joined Simba SC after ten years at the Chamazi based club, reveals Bin Zubeiry. 

The Taifa Stars centre forward has signed a two-year deal with the Msimbazi for a fee believed to be around Ugx. 64 million (Tsh. 40 million) in sign on fees.

Bocco, who joined Azam in 2007 and guided them to the top tier division in Tanzania, is also expected to pocket a salary of around Ugx. 6.4 million (Tsh. 4 million) besides allowances and bonuses.

At Simba, he re-unites with former tactician at Azam, John Omog, the Cameroonian who is now in charge of the Msimbazi.

The team is currently trying to beef up the squad ahead of the return to continental competitions for the first time since 2012.

Bocco will have to compete for a place on the team with Burundian Laudit Mavugo, Ivorian Frederick Blagnon and compatriot Juma Luizio.

Besides helping the team gain promotion to the top tier, Bocco has won numerous trophies at the club including the 2015 CECAFA Kagame Cup.

His signing literally puts end to rumour about Ugandan striker Emmanuel Okwi rejoining the club after reports earlier indicated the striker had already penned contract at the side.

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