Tanzania giants Simba SC axe Belgian coach


Tanzanian giants Simba SC have announced the departure of Belgian coach Sven Vandenbroeck only a day after he led them to the group stage of the CAF Champions League after defeating FC Platinum in the first round.

Vandenbroeck took over the head coach post at Simba SC from his countrymen Patrick Aussems who was sacked in November 2019.

This followed a short stint as Zambian national team coach before he crossed floors to the cash-stashed Wekundu wa Msimbazi.

Though the real reason for his departure has not been disclosed, Vandenbroeck leaves a significant success story at the club.

“The board of directors of Simba Sports Cluh announces to its members and fans that we have parted ways with our head coach Sven Vandenbroeck by mutual consent.

“Simba Sports Club thanks coach Sven for the success achieved during his time with the club, where we won the Tanzania Premier League, the FA Cup, the Community Shield and qualified for the group stage of the African Champions League,” the club said in a statement.

Assistant coach Selemani Matola has been left holding fort at the club until the appointment of a substantive head coach.

“In light of the above, assistant coach Selemani Matola will hold the position vacated by Sven up until we announce a new person for the role.

“We recognize that Sven will always be part of the Simba family. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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