Agent: Didier Gomes fully committed to Simba SC

03May 2021
Michael Mwebe
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Agent: Didier Gomes fully committed to Simba SC

SIMBA SC head coach, Didier Gomes da Rosa, expects to remain at the Msimbazi Street side until the end of his contract.

Simba SC's head coach, Didier Gomes da Rosa.

The Vodacom Premier League giants are currently preparing for the CAF Champions League quarterfinal tie against South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs.

The French coach’s future at the club was cast into doubt towards last week when he was linked with the Libya's senior national team job alongside Spain’s Javier Clemente, Argentine Hector Cuper, French duo of Sébastien Desabre and Hubert Velud, as well as Egptian legend Hossam Hassan.

Gomes successfully guided Simba SC to the CAF Champions League quarterfinals last month after the team had come top in a group, which included defending champions, Egypt's Al Ahly, AS Vita Club of DR Congo and Sudan’s Al Merreikh.

The tactician has attracted the attention of several suitors in Africa, including Libya Football Federation.

However, the Simba SC gaffer's agent, Khaleed Soliman, has now come out to quash these speculations, revealing the former has his heart fully set at the oufit even though he has received numerous proposals.

In an interview with The Guardian Newspaper, Soliman shed light on rumours linking his client with the Libyan national team role.

The Egypt-based agent reiterated that Gomes is fully committed to continue with his contract at Simba SC.

He stated: “There are a lot of rumours surrounding the coach so we need to clarify that Didier Gomes is fully committed with Simba and he wants to continue with his contract.''

He added: ''We received some proposals from clubs and one federation but we decided that we want to continue with Simba because coach Gomes likes the atmosphere in the club.''

He disclosed: “He likes the club’s officials, starting from the chairman himself, Mohamed Dewji, and Ms Barbara and other staff. He loves the fans and he has good relations with all players.”

“Gomes has big ambitions to win the league and to reach the semi final of the CAF Champions League, so he is committed to continue with his contract.''

''We rejected all the proposals and offers we received and deny all rumours that Gomes can leave Simba anytime.”

Gomes is enjoying a good spell with Simba, having seen the squad lose only one game in his 18 games in charge.

On Saturday, he continued his good spell by seeing to it the outfit cruises to the Federation Cup quarterfinals.

Goals from Bernard Morrison and Meddie Kagere were enough to put Kagera Sugar to the sword as Simba SC cruised to a 2-1 home victory.

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