Former Rayon Sports Burundian coach Masudi Djuma has been appointed assistant coach of Tanzania Premier League giants Simba SC.
Speaking to KT Sports on Thursday morning prior departing for Dar es Salaam, Masudi said, “It’s now official. I am joining Simba SC as their assistant coach and we have agreed on terms,”
“The league in Tanzania is at a good level and I hope to have good memories with Simba SC and work with the current coach to achieve their mission and also develop my profession,” said Masudi.
Masudi further thanked Rayon Sports for believing in him in the working stint they had which helped in improving his career.
The former APR FC, SC Kiyovu and Rayon Sports midfielder Masudi replaces Ugandan Jackson Mayanja who resigned on Wednesday citing family problems.
Majanja’s resignation comes at a time when Simba are fine-tuning ahead of the Mainland Premier League clash against their arch-rivals Young Africans at Uhuru Stadium on October 28, 2017.
It also comes in a wake of reports that have been a foot for the Msimbazi street club’s leadership to sack the Ugandan tactician.
Simba, who reclaimed top spot in the mainland Premier League Standings after a one-all draw with Mtimbwa Sugar last week, will face Njombe Mji at Uhuru stadium on Sunday, October 22, 2017 before clashing with Yanga in the Dar derby next weekend.
They tie on 12 points with their traditional foes Young Africans, but the latter are behind on goal difference.
Masudi has been without a club for months since resigning from Rayon Sports due to personal reasons after guiding them to the 2016/17 Azam Rwanda Premier League.
Masudi joined Rayon in November 2015 as assistant coach under Belgian tactician Ivan Minneart who ended his ties with the club in February 2016 hence taking over as an interim coach until the end of 2015/16 season.
During his interim tenure, he guided the club to a Peace Cup title for a record 9th time, the first in nearly 11 years, hence qualifying for this year’s CAF Confederation Cup where they reached the playoff round for the first time in their history.
Ahead of the start of this just concluded season in August, Masudi was appointed the head coach signing a three-year contract until 2020.
In his first season, he led the Blues to the league title which they won with four games to spare.