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Ssimbwa targets Cecafa quarters



Somalia national team new coach Sam Ssimbwa has already mapped out his targets in the upcoming Cecafa Tusker Cup.

The Sports Club Victoria University first team coach was yesterday granted permission to take charge of the Somali team during this month’s Challenge Cup that kicks off this Saturday in Kampala.

“I am pleased that my club allowed me to take this opportunity,” Ssimbwa is quoted on Victoria University website, adding, “It shows that the club is supportive in my growth as a coach.

“It is always an honour to coach a national team. To many, Somalia may not have a chance of winning but they may have the chance to showcase some good football.

“I know the group we are in has good teams,” admitted Ssimbwa, “But I shall not let Somalia be the whipping boys of the group. My target is to reach the quarter-finals.”

Somalia are pooled in Group B alongside Tanzania, Sudan and Burundi. The Ocean Stars will play their first game on Nov. 25 against Burundi.

“I am ready to take that chance with the players and make the best of it. Good progress will be beneficial to all of us; the players and I.”

This is Ssimbwa’s first role as head coach of any national team having worked thrice as an assistant in the Cranes.



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