Former FC Platinum winger Donald Ngoma has said he left Tanzanian club Azam FC because he felt disrespected.
Ngoma said the club asked him to go through a trial period by playing in friendly matches before they could extend his contract. He said:
While in Zimbabwe, I received a phone call from Azam chief executive officer Abdulkarim Amin, who requested me to come and play in friendly matches so they could assess me and possibly extend my contract, but I turned down the offer.
The CEO insisted it could have been better if I was in Tanzania so I could play friendly matches prior to the resumption of the league and hence, they could decide to extend my contract.
To my side, I saw it as inappropriate and he told me that if I do not play friendly games, I should go on with other plans of my life.
Azam last week announced that they had released Ngoma by mutual consent. The 31-year-old had been at the club for three seasons.
Ngoma had joined the ‘Ice-Cream Makers’ from Young Africans (Yanga) and helped them to win two trophies – the Mapinduzi Cup and Azam Sports (domestic Cup) – last season.