Pitso Mosimane's former player remains at Simba despite new temporary appointment

Selemani Matola played under Pitso Mosimane at Sup
Selemani Matola played under Pitso Mosimane at SuperSport United during the 2005/06 season

Tanzania giants Simba have confirmed that former SuperSport United midfielder Selemani Matola will remain at the club despite a coaching overhaul.

Simba was also sensationally being linked to Pitso Mosimane for the vacant job as a caretaker coach was named.

Serbian tactician Zoran Manojlovic was in charge at Simba for under two months but has since moved to Egyptian club Al Ittihad.

This has left Simba in need of a new man to take charge of their dressing room leading to rumours suggesting Mosimane will move to Dar es Salaam.

However, the prospect of Mosimane moving to Simba is thin if not non-existent.

In the meantime, Simba has tasked Selemani Matola to continue at the club as an assistant following the appointment of Juma Mgunda as an interim boss.

Mgunda meets the CAF regulations and travelled to neighbouring Malawi for the CAF Champions League tie against Nyasa Big Bullets this weekend.

He will be assisted by Selemani Matola who has served as an assistant to various coaches at Simba since 2018 amongst them Pablo Franco Martin, Didier Gomez, Sven Vaderbroek, Patrick Aussems, and Pierre Lenchantre.

Matola (46) featured in 12 games under Mosimane at SuperSport in the 2005/05 season before heading back home to Tanzania where he ultimately retired.

Barbara Gonzalez, the Simba CEO has noted that the process of searching for a new head coach continues while Mgunda is at the helm.

Simba has a desire to land Mosimane but their chances are slim considering that the former Al Ahly coach has been linked with a move back to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.