Former AFC Leopards coach Patrick Aussems gets another coaching job after being snubbed by Gor Mahia

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Former AFC Leopards coach Patrick Aussems gets another coaching job after being snubbed by Gor Mahia

Festus Chuma 09:04 - 08.06.2024

Patrick Aussems secures a coaching position in the Tanzania Premier League after being overlooked for the Gor Mahia job.

Former AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems is not one to sit idle for long.

Just days after being overlooked for the top job at Gor Mahia, Aussems has been unveiled as the new head coach of the Tanzania Premier League side Singida Black Stars, previously known as Ihefu.

This move marks a significant chapter in the Belgian's coaching career, which has spanned multiple continents and included stints in both club and national team management.

The coaching carousel began when Aussems was linked to the vacancy at Gor Mahia following Johnathan McKinstry's departure to take over the national team of Gambia.

Despite being one of the early favorites and confirming that there had been an approach from Gor Mahia Aussems was eventually bypassed for the position.

However, Aussems's credentials and experience quickly caught the eye of Singida Black Stars.

In a statement released by the club, they expressed their enthusiasm for securing such a seasoned professional.

"The club's management has entered into an agreement with Coach Patrick Aussems, a Belgian citizen. He will serve as the head coach for our team starting from the 2024/25 season. This initial contract will last until June 30, 2025," the statement revealed.

"Patrick Aussems is a UEFA Pro licensed coach with extensive experience managing prominent clubs in Africa, Europe, and Asia. His previous roles include coaching Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan), Simba SC (Tanzania), AFC Leopards (Kenya), Shenzhen Ruby (China), as well as Evian Thonon Gaillard FC and Angers SCO in France. Additionally, he has coached the national teams of Nepal and Benin and served as the Director of Technical at Marbella FC (Spain)," the statement added.

Set to officially commence his duties on July 1, 2024, Aussems is already working with the management team on player registrations, highlighting his proactive approach to his new role.

At Singida Black Stars, he will be reunited with Kenyan players Elvis Rupia, Joash Onyango, and Duke Abuya, adding a familiar touch to his new venture.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia's search for a new head coach continues as they prepare for their upcoming participation in the CAF Champions League next season.

The club is keen on finding a candidate with the necessary experience and tactical acumen to lead them in what promises to be a challenging campaign across multiple fronts.

Patrick Aussems's move to Singida Black Stars not only revitalizes his coaching career but also shakes up the coaching dynamics within East African football.

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