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Simba Queens’ captain joins Turkey’s Besiktas 


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Beşiktaş Women’s FC is the women’s football section of Beşiktaş JK, a major sports club in Istanbul, Turkey.

The two-time Turkish women’s league champions are currently third in the Women’s 1 League with 24 points, six fewer than leaders ALG Spor. They have played 14 matches in Group A.

Simba Queens confirmed the news but did not reveal the length of her contract.

“The management of Simba SC has reached an agreement for the sale of the captain of our Simba Queens team, Opa Clement, to Besiktas of Turkey,” part of the club’s official report read.

The in-form striker has already left for Turkey to start her career with Besiktas Women’s FC which is participating in the Turkish women’s top-flight league.

She leaves the Serengeti Lite Women’s Premier League as the showdown’s leading goal scorer.

She scored nine league goals for defending champions, Simba Queens, at the halfway mark of the 2022/23 campaign.

After helping Simba Queens to a fourth-place finish in last year’s CAF Women’s Champions League, Opah revealed that she was keen on trying her luck abroad again.

She had earlier suited up for the Turkish women’s outfit, Kayserispor, in the 2021/22 season, scoring five goals in 10 matches during her brief spell before reuniting with Simba Queens for the CECAFA Women’s Club Championship Qualifiers.

The Tanzania international was named the Woman of the Match following her contributions in the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League.

Opa’s notable showing was her 79th-minute match-winner in Simba Queens’ 2-0 win over Zambia’s Green Buffaloes in the continental showdown tie that took place in Morocco. She was also named in the team of the tournament.

The 23-year-old goal machine now joins several Tanzanian players who have secured transfer moves to overseas clubs.

Former Yanga Princess striker Aisha Masaka is a player for Swedish Women’s Premier League side, BK Häcken, battling it out in the Damallsvenskan on a four-year deal.

Compatriot Juliet Singano, the other former Simba Queens player, last year joined Mexican side, FC Juárez Femenil, to take part in the country’s women’s top flight, Liga MX Femenil.

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