After sealing a move to Tanzanian giants Simba SC, Uganda midfielder Taddeo Lwanga said that he is ready for the battle for starting place at his new side.
The midfielder joined Wekundu wa Msimbazi and signed a two-year deal with them.
This came after he ended his association with Egyptian Premier League side Tanta SC.
“At Simba, there are many quality midfielders and getting a chance to play in the first team is a challenge,” Taddeo Lwanga told Mwanspoti.
“For example, in the game against Plateau [United] the defensive role was played by Jonas Mkude and Mzamiru Yasin who played really well.”
“Apart from the two, we have players like Said Ndemla and Larry Bwalya who were not used despite their undoubted quality.”
“Everyone knows the quality in the Simba midfield is good but I am ready to battle with them for playing time.”
“I will try to be unique but effective in order to get a chance to play in the first team,” he added.
Taddeo Lwanga on Simba’s draw against Plateau
The former Vipers SC skipper has also shed some light on the game against Nigerian champions in the Caf Champions League played on Saturday.
Simba were held to a goalless draw with Plateau United but advanced 1-0 on aggregate after the first leg win.
“There was some tactical discipline instilled in the team in the game against Plateau and it is the reason why we had a few scoring chances,” Lwanga said.
“We wanted to defend the goal we got away and ensure we also finish the game without conceding.”
“However, our opponents had a late chance and it put us under pressure.”
“It was a tough situation but the coach saw it and I am sure he will rectify it,” he added.
Lwanga was signed to add experience to the team especially in the midfield department.