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Jaidi Leaves Simba Hanging As CAFCL Clash Looms

Simba SC and their move for Tunisia legend Radhi Jaïdi as their new head coach is on the verge of collapse.

The Cercle Brugge first-team defenders coach had verbally agreed to join the Tanzanian giants this weekend pending an agreement for compensation with the Belgian club.

However, in the last 48 hours the move, which seemed inevitable as the replacement for Robertinho has stalled with the coach said to have increased his demands.

iDiski Times understands this was not well received by the Simba board, who are now poised to explore other options in pursuit of their next leader.

Sources close to the club suggest the former Esperance head coach was using Simba to generate interest in his profile on the continent again.

It will no doubt infuriate the leadership of Wekundu wa Msimbazi who are preparing to face ASEC Mimosas in their opening CAF Champions League group stage game on Saturday.

Sven Vandenbroeck, Pablo Franco Martin and Abdelhak Benchikha were the other names linked with the hotseat before the approach for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations winner.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.