Singida United appoint former Express FC coach


Tanzanian topflight league side Singida United have appointed former Express FC Serbian coach Dragan Popadic as their new head coach.

Popadic, 72, is remembered for handling Express FC during their glory days in the late 90’s.

In an official statement by Singida United, it is confirmed that Popadic will work with his fellow countryman Dusan Momcilovic who will serve as the assistant.

” The club’s leadership today has decided to strengthen the Technical bench with the registration of two coaches who are Serbian citizens and have been working in the country for great success.”

” Head coach : Dragan Popadic
Assistant Coach : Dusan Momcilovic ” Said the club statement.

Popadic has been working on the African continent for more than 20 years operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Angola and Ghana.

The Serbian veteran tactician guided Express to the league championship in 1996 and the Uganda Cup triumph in 1997.

He led Simba SC to two Tanzanian league titles and a CECAFA Club Cup championship before winning National Cup Angola with Atletico Luanda.

Ghana’s King Faisal, Africa Lyon in Tanzania and Ethiopia Bunna (Coffee FC) are some of the other clubs he has managed in the near past.

Singida United are sitting in the 13th place on the 18-team Tanzanian Premier League table with 23 points from 19 games. Their subsequent league match will be against Mbao on Wednesday 16th January.

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