Former Simba coach inks deal in Morocco

10Jan 2021
The Guardian
Former Simba coach inks deal in Morocco

Only a day after leaving Simba Sc, Sven Vandenbroeck has signed a two year contract with Morocco’s ASFAR Rabat.

Sven signed the deal on Saturday only a day after he parted ways with Simba Sc.

The Belgian left Tanzania to coach Morocco’s Royal Army after getting Simba Sc to the CAF Champions League group stage.

ASFAR Rabat has won 29 Premier League titles and was the first Moroccan club to win the Champions League in 1985.

ASFAR closest rivals are Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca as well as the FUS Rabat.

Sven's Success in Simba

Notably, Vandenbroeck helped Simba win the league title three times in a row, as well as the Azam Shield Cup and the Community Shield Cup.

He presided over 55 Simba matches and won 39 occasions, 10 draws and succumbed to six losses.

The former Zambia Head Coach had this to say about leaving Simba Sc; “I do so with a heavy heart because I became a part of Simba and Simba became a part of me.”

He went on to thank the players for what he described as “…their contributions to our success.”

He especially extended great appreciation to the team’s president Mo Dewji and its CEO Barbara Gonzalez for what he said is “…their professionalism and for helping me do my job."

Simba Sc was obviously not ready to part ways with the Belgian as evident in his comment about the CEO and team President, "...they both tried to convince me to stay until the last second."

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