Ex-Simba boss Aussems set for PSL switch

Black Leopards have appointed former Simba SC head coach Patrick Aussems as the successor to Alan Clarke.

The Belgian who won the Vodacom Premier League and led the Tanzanian giants to the CAF Champions League quarter-final has signed a three-year contract with the South African outfit.

Morgan Shivhambu will continue to serve as the club’s assistant having help the team retain their PSL status during playoffs with a record of four wins and twelve points.

However, former club captain Mongezi Bobe’s future remains unknown at the Limpopo-based outfit.

Aussems shared his delight about finally working on one of Africa’s most competitive leagues and hopes to see the Tohoyandou club finish in mid-table during the inaugural DStv Premiership campaign.

“I’ve always wanted work in South Africa and excited about starting my work,” Aussems told City Press. “The PSL is the best league in Africa in terms of organisation, media coverage and infrastructure.

“Obviously, for the past few seasons, the team has been fighting relegation. I will aim to help them at least get to the middle of the table and go up from there.”

The South African top-flight fixtures will be announced on Wednesday 30 September.