Singida Fountain Gate FC eyes new coach after Pluijm’s resignation

01Sep 2023
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Singida Fountain Gate FC eyes new coach after Pluijm’s resignation

SINGIDA Fountain Gate FC has parted ways with the club’s head coach Hans van Pluijm following a one-year stint at the club.


According to the side, the Dutch tactician threw in the towel citing personal reasons that led to his decision to resign from his post.

In Pluijm’s coaching career in Tanzania, the Dutch had, apart from taking charge of Singida Fountain Gate FC, led Azam FC and Yanga.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, management, sponsors, stakeholders, and members of Singida Fountain Gate FC, I wish to announce the resignation of head coach Hans who has been with the club for some time now helping the team achieve big milestones,” a statement from the club revealed.

His assistant, Ugandan Mathias Lule, will assume the caretaker coach role until the club makes further announcements.

“However, as per this announcement, Hans has decided to resign on reasons attached to availing more time for his undertaking,” the club noted in the statement.

Hans guided Singida Fountain Gate FC to a top-four finish last season and, consequently, the club qualified for the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup.

Singida  Fountain Gate FC finished fourth behind Azam FC (third), Simba SC (second), and Yanga successfully defended the NBC Premier League crown.

He helped the club reach the Second Preliminary Round of the continental tournament, defeating Zanzibar’s JKU SC 4-3 on aggregate in the First Preliminary Round.

Singida Fountain Gate FC beat JKU SC 4-1 in the first leg and, in the rematch, the Singida outfit suffered a 2-0 defeat to JKU SC last weekend.

“Hans will forever be part of the club's history having recorded a historic achievement for the club last season- finishing in the top four and guiding the club to qualifying for the current CAF Confederation Cup in which recently he has helped the team advance to the Second Preliminary Round of the competition,” the club disclosed.