With just four weeks until the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Simba Queens have appointed Charles Ayiekoh Lukula as head coach.
Lukula was working on an interim basis when he guided Ugandan champions She Corporate to a runner-up spot at the CECAFA Champions League zonal qualifier in Tanzania, where they lost the final and continent’s ticket to hosts Simba Queens.
Lukula, as a coach, had also previously worked with Bunamwaya (Vipers), Police FC, Kirinya JSS (Busoga United), Soana (Tooro United), Maroons, Nyamityobora, MYDA FC among others.
The Tanzanian side may have clinched the CECAFA Women’s Club Championship in Dar es Salaam but the Ugandan tactician looks to have wormed his way into the heart of Simba’s management.
The appointment of Lukula, who holds a CAF A license takes immediate effect as he replaces erstwhile Sebastian Nkoma.
Following his unveiling on Monday, the Ugandan’s immediate task will be to lead Simba to glory at the second edition of the eight-club women’s tournament which starts on 30 October in Morocco.
Lukula will be counting on newly acquired Kenyan international Jentrix Shikangwa who starred for Vihiga Queens in the inaugural edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.
The Tanzanian champions, as CECAFA sole representative have been drawn in Group A along with AS FAR, Green Buffaloes and Determine Ladies and will hope to go beyond the group phase.
Source: Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)