Ugandan coach, Charles Ayiekoh Lukula is barely a month into his Simba Queens FC job and he already feels right at home in Tanzania.
Christened Mbuzi, the versed tactician was appointed into the top seat with the regional heavyweights, and despite it being a new environment, it’s been a sail since he took over.
“I adapted quickly because I had played against Simba (with the She Corporate) twice in the CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers,” Ayiekoh told Football256.
“Life became easier for me because I knew at least 60% of the players here and the environment wasn’t entirely new for me.”
However, Ayiekoh who had been with Makerere University Business School and She Corporate, concedes he was forced to change to a new work mode and ethic with Simba.
“It’s tougher here when it comes to work, these people are very organized and need a weekly report unlike in Uganda where people do them only when they wish,” he said.
“But it’s not a problem to me as I have been doing it monthly in Uganda. I’m using my experience to adjust to the weekly and we’re not doing bad.”
Simba Queens are slated to play in their first ever CAF Women’s Champions League Group stages slated for Morocco (October 25-November 13), a huge test for Ayiekoh.
The team is pitted in Group A along with Asfar FC of Morocco, Green Buffaloes from Zambia and Liberia’s Determine Girls FC.