After weeks of hunting for a trainer, who can revive their club's lost glory, at last Simba SC has named the former Azam FC Cameroonian tactician Joseph Omog as their new head coach.
Simba has signed the experienced Cameroonian tactician for two years contract until 2018. Omega signed the deal in front of the press as well as the club President Evans Aveva and other Simba leaders in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Omog jetted in Dar es Salaam on Thursday night after agreeing verbal terms with Simba. The two sides were in discussion for quite some time. After signing the contract Omog said he knows how big his new club is and the challenge that comes with it being a coach of a big club like Simba but insisted that he will fight to ensure there are changes in the team.
However, Omog was quick to caution that changes need time because they cannot be done in a matter of a day. The Cameroonian faces an uphill task to rejuvenate the club after it failed to qualify for the continental major tournaments for the past three consecutive seasons.
He brings with him a rich coaching history and experience, winning several accolades in the continent. In 2003, he was appointed head coach of Cameroon national team after the departure of Winfried Schafer, but was expelled in 2010 due to bad results.
He failed to lead Cameroon to qualify for African Cup of Nations. Simba is the second club in the country's topflight league to hire the services of the Cameroonian tactician Omog, who had recorded success with Congo-Brazzaville side, AC Leopard, previously served Azam FC but parted ways with the club after he failed to meet the targets set.
According to reports, the Cameroonian tactician will be assisted by Ugandan Jackson Mayanja, who had been with the team in the better part of the second round last season.
Mayanja took over from English tactician, Dylan Kerr, who was sacked after unsatisfactory performance. Mayanja somewhat, managed to rejuvenate the team, winning seven straight league matches but lost steam in the final rounds. Simba finished in the third spot behind Azam FC and their archrivals Young Africans, took the league title for the second consecutive year.
Source: Tanzania Daily News