Wekundu wa Msimbazi have chosen the 51-year-old to drive and help them attain both continental and domestic targets

Tanzania Mainland Premier League champs Simba SC have actually appointed Didier Gomes Da Rosa as the brand-new head coach.

The veteran coach from France has actually been selected to fill the space that was left by Sven Vandenbroeck, who resigned a day after leading the Msimbazi club to the group stage of the Caf Champions League in early January.

“I’m very delighted to be here and we have the chance to do more together in the future,” Da Rosa stated as he was unveiled on Sunday.

He gets here as Simba are making preparations to feature in their own organised competition, the Super Cup 2021, where Al-Hilal and Tout Puissant Mazembe will feature from January 27.

The Super Cup will be used by the Tanzanian heavyweights as correct preparations for their Champions League Group A tasks against AS Vita, Al Ahly and El-Merreikh.

The 51-year-old tactician comes to the club with a complete slate as apart from the continental responsibilities – where Simba are hopeful of getting adequate points to make a quarter-final slot after enormous business in the last transfer window – Da Rosa will be needed to successfully oversee regional competitors.

In the league – where they have actually emerged victors in the last three seasons – Simba are facing what guarantees to be a tight race against arch-rivals Yanga SC. Timu ya Wananchi are at the top of the table and are unbeaten with the league still in its mid-season break.

Simba have lost two matches but have 3 in hand and would desire to beat their Kariakoo competitors in order to keep the supremacy they have constructed in the recent past.

Wekundu wa Msimbazi are also the Azam Shield Cup champs and are anticipated to provide a good fight to retain the title. Yanga and Azam are still in the competition which promises to be yet another fierce race as the ruling champions mount a three-pronged title project.

The Frenchman will likewise be under pressure to restore Simba’s bruised ego in the Kariakoo Derby after they lost – in a penalty shoot-out – throughout the Mapinduzi Cup last against Yanga in Zanzibar.

In the very first derby meeting of the season, Simba were lucky to discover a late equaliser after they relatively struggled to consist of an identified Yanga on November 11. The second league derby promises to be yet another encounter with high stakes given that its outcome may wind up figuring out the course of the title race.

Da Rosa is a skilled tactician particularly on the African football scene, having actually organized Rayon Sports, Coton Sport, CS Constantine, JSM Skikda, Ethiopian Coffee FC, Horoya Air Conditioner, Ismaily SC, and El-Merrikh.

The coach is a 2013 Premier League winner with Rwandan giants Rayon Sports and also helped Coton Sport end up being champs in 2014 and 2015.

Personally, he has had a variety of accomplishments as he was named the very best coach in Cameroon in 2014 and won a third-best French coach in Africa in the Zarpa Awards of 2015.