A CLAUSE in the new contract signed by red-hot striker Prince Dube at Azam FC gives the player the green light to move to a club overseas and the Tanzanian side will not block such a move, B-Metro Sport has been briefed.
Azam FC moved quickly to tie down one of their most prized players to a new contract in an apparent move to ward off competition from within Tanzania.
The player recently extended his contract at Azam by two years, with a year still on his contract amid reports that local giants Simba SC were after his signature, but Azam have vehemently said the striker is not going anywhere.
The player’s sublime performances since moving to Tanzania have attracted the interest of numerous clubs, some as far as the Middle East.
He has scored 14 league goals and 17 in all competitions this season.
But it is the disclosure by Dube’s management team that Azam FC will not block a move to greener pastures that will certainly leave the player and his fans at ease.
“He (Dube) signed an improved deal at Azam that was extended by two years but he can still move to an overseas club if the opportunity arises. Not much changed from the first contract, except to say it’s an improved deal and it still has a release clause,” said Mahachi.
Both Azam and Highlanders stand to benefit if a move overseas materialises.
Mahachi could not be drawn into revealing the nature of the new improved deal that the former Highlanders striker signed.
It was reported last year that Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca were ready to part with US$1 million for Dube, but Azam FC rejected the offer. Azam were said to have rejected the Moroccan move as they strongly felt that Dube would be instrumental in their 2020/21 league campaign.