Simba appoint French coach Didier Gomes as manager

Despite being a journey man, Gomes has the necessary experience and expertise to stir Simba forward.

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Simba SC CEO Barbara Gonzalez (R) and the new coach Gomes at the unveiling on Sunday|Courtesy Photo.

French trainer Didier Gomes da Rosa (51) has been unveiled as new head coach of Simba SC of Tanzania after Saturday leaving Sudanese Al Merrikh SC by mutual termination.

Gomes replaces Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck who parted ways with the Tanzanian Champions just a day after leading them to the group stage of the Caf Champions League when they eliminated FC Platinum of Zimbabwe 4-1 on aggregate.

During his unveiling in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, Gomes said, “I’m very happy to be here and we have the opportunity to do a lot together in the future.”
Despite being a journey man, Gomes has the necessary experience and expertise to stir Simba forward.

The Profile:

Gomes started his coaching career in 2008 in his home country France where he took charge of Roquebrune Cap Martin, ES Fos sur Mer and AS Cannes in the League of the Mediterranean till 2011.

His job outside France came in 2012 when he was appointed as the manager of Rwandan giants, Rayon Sports F.C. on a three-year contract.

He then moved to Cameroon in December 2013 where he signed a two-year contract with Cameroonian giants, Coton Sport FC de Garoua. He served as the General Manager as well as the head coach at the same time.

At the expiration of his contract, the French man decided to leave the Cameroonian champions and moved to Algeria where he signed a two year contract with Constantine-based, CS Constantine.

Gomes (Middle) talking to the media in Dares Salaam on Sunday|Courtesy Photo.

There, he is credited for rescuing the Algerian side from relegation in the 2015–16 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

He later became Horoya AC manager in March 2019 but was sacked in November 2019 by the Guinean side.

However, it didn’t take him long to get another job. He joined Egyptian side Ismaily SC on January 8, 2020.

In less than a year, however, the French man was at it again. He was appointed as new head coach for the Sudanese giant Al-Al-Merrikh SC where he has been until recently.

Simba SC is home to Uganda midfielder Taddeo Lwanga.

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