Simba SC coach praises outfit's leadership

13Jul 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Simba SC coach praises outfit's leadership

SIMBA SC head coach, Didier Gomes, has thanked the club's Board of Directors' Chairman, Mohamed Dewji, and Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Gonzalez, for their co-operation in leading the side to defending the Mainland Premier League title.

A 2-0 victory over Coastal Union in a Premier League's match in Dar es Salaam on Sunday has Simba SC defending the top flight's title.

Gomes said Simba SC's leadership, led by the mentioned officials, trusted him and gave him great cooperation and that is why they won the championship with two games in hand.

Gomes has said he cannot be the best coach without the best players so he also praised his team for their resilience while saying they deserve to win the championship for the fourth time in a row.

The French coach said his team has improved this season and deserves to win the title because it is a team that has scored the most goals and conceded fewer than all other teams participating in the Premier League.

Gomes noted: "We must thank the Board's Chairman and CEO Barbara for the cooperation they gave me, the two believed I can coach this team and give it success. I also can't stop mentioning my players in this championship, you can't be the best coach without the best players we also had a strong squad.”

"We deserved to be champions this season we were the best of all the teams," he stated.

The French gaffer also said he will make sure his squad continues to perform well in the remaining Premier League games and the Federation Cup as part of their 2020/21 goals.

Simba SC has collected 79 points to hold on to the first place in the league standings, with two games remaining against Azam FC and Namungo FC.

They also have a Federation Cup final against age-old rivals, Yanga, which will take place at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma on July 25.

The tactician added: "We have not been very happy, considering we have lost to Yanga, but it is a matter of results. All that is left now is to see that all our matches, ranging from Premier League to the Federation Cup final against Yanga, are won.''

Gomes noted: "We made it clear from the start that we need to win all the matches, win all the titles so the only thing we have now is to keep winning in all our matches."

"Losing the previous game does not mean we have no quality but we have work to do and the fans continue to support us," the tactician said.

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