Kariakor-based soccer juggernauts Simba SC have fired head coach Patrick Aussems after he failed to guide the club to the CAF Champions League group stages.
Through a statement, the club confirmed that they had parted ways with the 54-year old former defender
“The Board of Directors of Simba Sports Company Limited has terminated the service of Mr. Patrick Wanard J. Aussems as its Club’s head coach effective and immediately. The Board has reached the decision to terminate the services of Mr. Patrick Aussems for failure to execute his duties to the satisfaction and standard agreed in the contract of Employment, including but not limited to failure of the club to reach the group stages of the CAF Champions League 2019/2020,”the statement reads in part.
Aussems confirmed the developments on his Twitteraccount moments after the club issued the statement.
“The board of directors, through the CEO, just told me that I was no longer the head coach of Simba,” he posted.
The club was irked by his decision to travel to his native country without permission and was involved in a fierce war of words with the officials, an altercation that seems to have cooked his goose.
The Belgian was the best-paid coach in the Vodacom Premier League, pocketing a handosem one million Kenya shillings monthly salary,
Assistant coach Dennis Kitambi has been appointed head coach on an interim basis.
Simba FC are atop the Tanzanian Premier League standings with 25 points in 10 games, ahead of Karengar Sugar on 23 points though they have played 12 games.