Ex-PSL coach and Gomes leave Simba

CAF Champions League

Simba SC have parted ways with Didier Gomes and a former PSL coach following their shock CAF Champions League exit at the hands of Jwaneng Galaxy.

Gomes resigned at Sudanese giants El-Merreikh to replace Sven Vandenbroek at the Tanzania Premier League champions back in January and led the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season.

Having fallen to eventually runners-up Kaizer Chiefs, much was expected from the Ligi Kuu Bara outfit who also reached the last-eight of the competition back in 2019.

However, after holding a 3-0 aggregate lead at one stage against Morena Ramoreboli's Jwaneng Galaxy, the South African tactician masterminded an incredible second-half comeback at the Benjamin Mkapa to dump Simba out of the competition.

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With Simba falling into the Confederation Cup now, where they will face Zambian side Red Arrows, the club has announced they have 'accepted his resignation'.

Former Golden Arrows and Polokwane City goalkeeper coach Milton Nienov follows Gomes out the club with fitness coach Adel Zrane while Thierry Hitimana has been appointed as interim coach until a successor is found.

Selemani Matola will remain the second in command of the 22-time Vodafone Premier League champions who are aiming to secure their fifth consecutive league crown.

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