Simba SC Reveals Five Key Qualities That Made Augustine Okejepha a Must-Sign From Rivers United

Simba SC Reveals Five Key Qualities That Made Augustine Okejepha a Must-Sign From Rivers United

Tanzanian giants Simba SC have officially confirmed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Augustine Okejepha from Rivers United on a three-year contract.

Simba SC Reveals Five Key Qualities That Made Augustine Okejepha a Must-Sign From Rivers United

The 20-year-old defensive midfielder caught the eye of Simba SC with his impressive five essential attributes and achievements, Footballrover reports.

According to the club, five solid qualities made Okejepha a top target:

Exceptional defensive skills: Okejepha’s ability to strengthen the defence was a major draw, an area the team admitted they needed so badly for several years.

MVP credentials: His Nigerian Premier League player of the season award for 2023/24 also showed his outstanding performance.

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Goal-scoring and playmaking ability: Okejepha’s one goal, three assists, and twice being named player of the month showcased his offensive prowess.

Consistency and adaptability: His inclusion in the best team of the season and twice in the Confederations Cup’s best team of the week highlighted his reliability.

Youth and potential: The East African side also revealed that Okejepha’s age and talent made him an attractive investment for the future.

Simba SC reportedly paid $250,000 for the transfer, with Okejepha set to earn N9 million monthly.

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The signing is seen as a significant boost for the team ahead of the 2024–25 season.

Okejepha made well over 26 appearances for Rivers United last season.

Prior to joining the Pride of Rivers at the beginning of last season, the defensive midfielder featured for Kano Pillars and Warri Wolves, both highly rated Nigerian clubs.

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