Simba Sports Club said yesterday that they are in a closer step to signing the Cameroonian trainer, Joseph Omog ahead of new coming league season.
Simba have been in quest of winning the Mainland Vodacom Premier league, after eluding it for fourth consecutive seasons.
After narrowly missing the title last summer, plans are in place to make sure that the former Mainland champions retain their lost glory.
The club's head of information and communications, Haji Manara said yesterday that Omog, who in 2014 gave Azam FC the Mainland title is on his way to Dar es Salaam for final discussion before he officially takes new charges.
"He is on his way to Dar es Salaam and today, we will talk to the press regarding our talks and eventually witness the signing of the contract," said Manara. Omog was expected to land at Julius Nyerere International Airport late in the evening yesterday ahead of the contract signing.
Reports said that Simba sent to him a flight ticket to Dar es Salaam and he is expected to sign a one-year contract. Should he conclude a deal, he would have trained two major clubs in Tanzania, after his successful tenure at Azam FC since he joined the team in 2013.
Despite earning Azam the first Mainland premier league title in 2014, the Kagame Cup Champions, parted ways with him after the club losing 0-3 to El-Merreikh of Sudan in the return leg tie of CAF Champions League. Omog, who previously coached.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon (Home based) and Congo Brazaville giants AC Leopards, has been one of the successful coaches in his career. Congolese AC Leopards were a club that have never a trophy for 30 years, and Omog guided the club to CAF Confederation Cup triumph in 2012 against Malian side Djoiba AC, and two consecutive Congo Premier League victories in 2012 and 2013. Simba, according to sources, belief that Omog, who holds UEFA coaching licence, meets the criteria of the club's vision which is to promote and develop players to compete at higher levels, after a four-year setback.
The club finished third in the previous league season, guided by Ugandan Jackson Mayanja, who succeeded English Dylan Kerr , who was shown the door for failure to deliver. Omog has a vast experience in football coaching career.
He coaches among clubs Cameroon's, Indomitable Lions as an assistant coach under head coach, Winfried Schafer of German
Source: The Citizen