The French tactician claims that the title was sealed two months ago after winning four consecutive victories in the leading series
Simba SC coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa believes they have won the continental Premier League title in May after winning four games in a row.
The Msimbazi giants were crowned champions on Sunday after beating Coastal Union 2-0 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, with goals from John Bocco and Chris Mugalu enabling them to reach an undisputed 79 points, nine more than second place in Yanga and with two games to play. .
According to the French tactician, who arrived at the club on January 24 to replace the Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck, the league title was already won in May after their retirement from the Caf Champions League, when they lost 4-3 to the Kaizer. in South Africa. Chiefs in the quarterfinals.
What was said?
“But I think we won the title in May when we played four games and won four times without losing. It was very important, it was very important for our season,” said Da Rosa. Purpose.
‘It was the turning point, and I think Simba totally deserved to win this league, we were dominant, we scored a lot of goals and we did not concede many goals and it shows you that Simba is a very strong player. span is. ‘
During the winning run in May, Simba defeated Namungo FC 3-1, Ruvu Shooting 3-0, Polisi Tanzania 1-0 and Mbeya City 4-1.
On the overall performance of this team, Da Rosa said: ‘We have played very well since January and we deserved to win the league, as I have already said. I am absolutely convinced that Simba has a great future and that they deserve to be crowned champions.
Simba deserves to win the title?
‘There is no doubt about them [players’] performance, there was nothing that could stop them from winning the league, they were the best team this season, and I am very happy and also allow me to thank the owner of Simba, Mohamed Dewji, and Gonzalez Barbara, CEO, to thank for the trust in me.
‘It was the first target of my mission to win the league [when I signed to take charge of the team], and we’ve done it four times in a row, which’s very historic, and I’m very proud, but like I said, you know, you can ‘t be a good coach if you do not have good players. “
With two more games to go, the Reds from Msimbazi they are at 79 points while their closest rival, Yanga, is at 70, and they cannot catch them.
Simba will represent the country in the Champions League again next year.