Simba Sports Club’s new Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic jetted into Dar es Salaam on Sunday and confidently promised supporters of the Msimbazi Street club an outstanding performance in the top flight league.
The former Kenya Premier League side Gor Mahia’s head coach arrived in the morning, a day after Azam FC unveiled Cameroonian Marius Omog as their new coach replacing Briton Stewart Hall.
Logarusic (51), said he is ready to seal a deal with Simba who sacked veteran Abdallah ‘King’ Kibaden and his assistant Jamhuri Kihwelo Julio a few weeks after the Mainland Premier League first leg wound up due to unsatisfactory performance.
The Croat is expected to sign a six-month contract with the Msimbazi Reds who are in fourth position behind their archrivals Young Africans, who are in the pilot’s seat, Azam and league debutants Mbeya City who are in second and third positions respectively.
“My role is to establish a competent team that plays quick attacking game. I believe the Simba squad will change technically and be able to challenge the league title and qualify for the Caf Champions League," Logarusic told Daily News.
After inspecting the club’s training field, the Croatian tactician proposed to have a trial match every week in order to have a competent squad before the league resumes early next year Logarusic earlier coached Ghanaian clubs “King Faisal Babies FC Kumasi” King Faisal Babies FC of Kumasi, Ghana from 2009/2010 and Ashanti Gold SC for two years from 2010 to 2012. He was later recruited by Gor Mahia from April 2012 to November 2013.