Dares Salaam, TANZANIA: Tanzania’s reigning premier league champions Simba FC has suspended all their training sessions to accord its players ample time to pray for their abducted benefactor Mohammed Dewji alias Mo.
Mohammed Dewji, 43, popularly known as “MO Dewji”, who is one of the youngest billionaires in Africa was abducted on Thursday morning when heading to a gym session at Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club in Oyster Bay Dares Salaam.
Confirming the training suspension Simba FC spokesperson Haji Manara stated that the move was reached at by the senior coach together with the technical bench.
“The management of Simba FC with advice from the technical bench under the senior coach Patrick Aussems has decided to suspend training for today to accord players time for prayers for our leader Mo,” Haji Manata said.
Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has refuted earlier reports that Mohammed Dewji had been rescued from his abductors.
According to witnesses, Mo was on his way to his routinely morning exercises when armed men came at him shooting in the sky and scooped him in their car from him and drove away with him.
Dar es Salaam special force police commander Lazaro Mambosasa said the kidnappers were two white men who had been wearing head masks.
Mr. Mohammed who is a former politician was once the member of parliament for Singinda in Tanzania from the year 2010 to 2015.
The 43 year old businessman owns Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited – MeTL Group of Companies, the largest privately owned conglomerate in Tanzania which deals with commodities trading.
He is also an investor in Simba CS, Tanzania’s reigning premier league champions.