16 Apr, 12:05
AFC Leopards is set to appoint Frenchman, Didier Gomes as the new head coach, the 48-year old will replace Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi who's set to quit the club in May. Gomes will move to the Den from Ethiopian side Ethiopia Coffee FC where he has been since December 2017.
Kitambi is expected to leave Leopards on May 8th and move to Bangladesh where is expected to link up with former AFC Leopards boss Stewart Hall who is in charge of Premier League side, Saif Sporting Club.
Hall brought Kitambi to AFC Leopards in January 2017 when he was appointed as head coach, he quit the club a few months into the new season but Kitambi remained behind as assistant coach. He took over as interim coach in March 2018 following Robert Matano's firing.
Gomes who is currently in charge of Ethiopian Premier League side, Ethiopia Coffee FC beat Argentine coach Zapata Rodolfo to the job. The two tacticians had been shortlisted for the job but Leopards settled on Gomes after discussing personal terms with both coaches.
Didier Gomes Da Rosa began who beat his managerial career in 2008 in France and managed three different clubs; AS Roquebrune Cap Martin, ES Fos Sur Mer and AS Cannes in the League of the Mediterranean till 2011.
He has managed four clubs in Africa. They are Rwanda's Rayon Sports, Coton Sports in Cameroon, and Algerian sides CS Constantine, JSM Skidka and Ethiopia Coffee.