Simba SC striker Meddie Kagere claims that he has no problem with being benched by new arrivals as long as they perform better than him.
The Rwandese goalscorer has had an impact on the 20-time Tanzania Mainland League champions since joining them from Gor Mahia.
With Wekundu wa Msimbazi set for the continental assignment next season, signings are expected and the forward is expecting tough competition for spots.
“The players Simba need are those who can strengthen the team further and help strengthen departments where we have been weak this season,” Kagere was quoted by Mwanaspoti.
“I want quality players who can improve the team, players who can help us win. It does not matter whether I will be on the bench as long as the team is getting the results we need consistently.”
“Like this season, we signed performers and some players have struggled to get into the first eleven despite being good. It is the same thing I want to see again,” he added.
The 33-year-old remains confident of having a better squad but refused to mention the names of players he would love to play alongside in the team.
“I will not mention names of players we need, but the most important thing is that they have to fight for the team and have a never die attitude.”
“I believe we will have a good team which will once again get positive results consistently,” he noted.
Kagere scored 23 league goals for Simba last season, and this time around he has already scored 19 for the team.
Who is Meddie Kagere?
Meddie Kagere who was born on October 10th 1986 is a Ugandan-born Rwandan footballer who plays for Simba S.C in the Tanzanian Premier League and the Rwanda national team as a forward.
He kicked off his career at Mbale Heroes in 2004 in Uganda before joining ATRACO FC in 2006.
Elsewhere, he played for Kiyovu Sports, Police FC, Rayon Sports, Mukura Victory, KF Tirana, Gor Mahia among others.
He started playing for Rwanda national team in 2011 and since then, he played 41 games and scored 15 goals in the process.