SINGIDA Fountain Gate have acknowledged the services rendered by their former coach, Hans Van Pluijm, who recently resigned to spend more time for his personal undertakings.
According to the statement signed by the club’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Olebile Sikwane, the team is now under the tutelage of Mathias Lule who was Pluijm’s assistant.
They face Kitayosce in a solo Premier League match to wind up the season’s second round mission at Liti Stadium in Singida today with either team searching for first maximum points.
“Hans will forever be part of the club’s history having recorded a historic achievement last season finishing in the top four and qualifying the club for the current CAF Confederation Cup in which recently, he has helped the team advance to the second round of the competition,” reads part of the released statement.
Hans’s last match at the helm of the Singida-based team was a 2-0 defeat they suffered from JKU of Zanzibar in the second leg match of the confederation cup at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam.
Eventually, they managed to progress to the next phase courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate success after winning 4-1 in the first leg clash at the same venue.
However, in his remarks yesterday, the club’s Information Officer Hussein Massanza reiterated that the outgoing coach has done a recommendable job at the club.
“Of course, we thank him a lot for everything he has done at this club, under his coaching, the team managed to register many achievements including qualifying for the confederation cup spot.
“We wish him all the best wherever he goes to open another new chapter of his life,” Massanza said.
Singida Fountain Gate are the only envoys in the confederation cup after the elimination of Azam and will take on Future FC of Egypt in the second preliminary round of the competition.