Omog appointed Simba coach
Former Azam FC coach Joseph Omog has been unveiled as the new Simba head coach after signing a two-year contract on Friday. The Cameroonian tactician, who returns to Tanzanian football after one year since he left the ice cream makers, is expected to inspire Simba to a spirited return to glory days long gone. Simba have not won the topflight league title for four consecutive years, their longest trophy-less run in the last two decades. However, in Omog they have the services of a proven winner who led Azam to the Vodacom Premier League title in 2014 in his debut season but the Chamazi-based side fired him in 2015 following a 3-0 loss to Sudanese side El Merreikh in the Caf Champions League. Simba are currently playing catch up against their biggest archrivals Young Africans commonly known as Yanga who surpassed them on number of league titles with the latter boasting 20 compared to Simba’s 18. Yanga won the double in the just concluded season and are competing in the Caf Confederation Cup group stage while Simba finished a distant third in the league, 11 points behind Yanga. However, the German-trained Omog who inspired Congo club AC Leopards to the Caf Confederation Cup title in 2012 is expected to bring national and continental success to Simba in his two-year reign in charge of Simba.