Didier Gomes proud of Simba SC's consistency in VPL title triumph

13Jul 2021
Michael Mwebe
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Didier Gomes proud of Simba SC's consistency in VPL title triumph

COACH Didier Gomes has described Simba SC’s 2020/21 Vodacom Premier League title win as 'one based on consistency', as his side were crowned the top flight champions for the fourth season in a row.

Simba SC players participate in training in Dar es Salaam recently to prepare for the Vodacom Premier League. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SIMBA SC

Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Coastal Union at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam confirmed Simba's 23rd Premier League title as Gomes spoke of a proud group of players who never disappointed him.

Speaking in a post match conference, the Simba head coach said: “You know it was a very good performance generally, we played very well. We deserved to win the league. Like I said before, this team has a good future. We are very happy.”

He disclosed: “I am very happy and also allow me to thank Simba owner Mohamed Dewji and CEO Barbara Gonzalez for having confidence in me. Winning the league was the first target of my mission. It is historical to win the league four times in a row.”

He noted: “I am very proud. You cannot be a good coach if you don’t have very good players. Tonight I thank my players because they never disappointed me.”

“We have another target after two weeks but I think we need to find glasses or very good ophthalmologists for the referee. We have seen today that this guy has problems with his eyes.”

The French tactician added he believes the title was sealed in their formidable April-May run when they registered four straight wins in a busy fixture that was sandwiched between CAF Champions League and tough away trips to Mwanza, Kagera and Shinyanga.

He noted: “I think we won the title in May when we played four matches and won four times without losing. It was very important, it was very crucial for our season.''

He disclosed: ''In general, I think Simba deserves to win the league, we showed many good things. We were consistent, we scored lots of goals and also did not concede too many goals. It means this Simba team is really strong.

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