Tanzanian giants Simba SC have confirmed the appointment of Algerian Abdelhak Benchikha as their new head coach.
The Reds of Msimbazi announced their new boss via Facebook with a welcoming message, “Welcome to our new coach, Abdelhak Benchikha.”
Benchikha will kick start his Simba reign after the dismissal of Brazilian Roberto Oliveira. Last season, Benchikha guided Algerian club USM Alger to TotalEnergies Confederation Cup glory.
Simba ended Oliveira’s 18-month tenure after a disappointing African Super League elimination by Al Ahly last month.
The Algerian first task ended in a 1-1 draw against ASEC Mimosa
in the TotalEnergies Champions League encounter on Saturday.
Benchikha had a success story with USM Alger after he delivered a continental trophy.
Hopefully, their new technician can replicate USM Alger’s success after recent setbacks.