Tuesday Jun 30, 2020. 13:00
Simba SC coach Sven Vandenbroeck has hailed his players after cruising to the Tanzanian league title this past weekend.
Simba claimed a third successive championship after drawing 0-0 with Tanzania Prisons on Sunday, capitalising on second-place Azam FC’s 1-1 draw with Biashara United the day prior.
Simba’s title triumph was secured with six matches to spare and the Belgian coach, who has been in charge since December 2019, believes the hunger and quality of his squad is unmatched in the country.
“I think I have the best team in Tanzania because in my squad, all the players want to score goals and also defend and it has pushed us to the title,” Vandenbroeck told Goal.
“All my players play as a unit, they push for one agenda and it has always become very easy to win matches, for example, if you look at my captain [John Bocco], he is a striker but sometimes you will find him defending when we are under attack.
“My players use brain football, and it is difficult to counter such players, they play as a unit and at the same time playing using the brain, and they always work together, if one player moves from his position, there is always another player to cover for him.”
Simba have matched arch rival Young Africans in winning three titles in a row in recent years (Yanga completed their hat-trick from 2015 to 2017) and Vandenbroeck believes the fans have also played a major part in the club’s success.
“The fans have also played a huge role to give us the title, they have never given up, they have never disappointed us, they follow us whenever we go to support us and that is why we also push ourselves to do well for them,” Vandenbroeck concluded.