Abdelhak Benchikha CV Profile New Simba Sc Head Coach

Abdelhak Benchikha CV Profile New Simba Sc Head Coach


Abdelhak Benchikha CV Profile New Simba Sc Head Coach

Abdelhak Benchikha CV Profile New Simba Sc Head Coach Simba SC, one of Tanzania’s most successful football clubs, has recently appointed Abdelhak Benchikha as their new head coach. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record, Benchikha brings a new wave of optimism and excitement to the Simba SC camp. In this Sports Article,Ajiraforum.com  we will delve into Cv ya Abdelhak Benchikha Kocha Mkuu Simba Sc and explore why he is the perfect fit for the club.

Cv ya Abdelhak Benchikha Kocha Mkuu Simba Sc

Personal Details

Name in Home Country /
Full Name:
عبدالحق بنشيخة
Date of Birth:Nov 22, 1963
Place of Birth:Bordj Bou Arreridj
Citizenship:  Algeria
Avg. term as coach:0.61 Years
Coaching Licence:Licence trainer
Preferred formation:4-2-3-1


Background and Coaching Career:

Abdelhak Benchikha, a former Algerian footballer, has an extensive background in coaching. After hanging up his boots, he embarked on a successful coaching journey, both domestically and internationally. His coaching career includes stints with various clubs, including ES Setif and MC Algiers in Algeria, as well as leading the Algerian national team.


Education and Qualifications:

Abdelhak Benchikha’s educational background may include relevant qualifications in sports management, coaching certifications, or other credentials that have contributed to his knowledge and expertise in the field of football coaching.

His educational journey may have provided him with valuable insights into sports psychology, physical conditioning, strategic planning, and leadership principles that are essential for effective coaching at professional levels.

Success with ES Setif:

One of the highlights of Benchikha’s coaching career came during his time with ES Setif. Under his guidance, the team achieved great success, winning the CAF Champions League in 2014. This victory marked the first time an Algerian club had won the prestigious tournament in over 25 years. Benchikha’s tactical acumen and ability to inspire his players played a crucial role in ES Setif’s triumph.

1. CAF Confederation Cup

2. CAF Super Cup

3. Algerian Premier League

4. Algerian League Cup

5. Tunisian Premier League

6. Moroccan Throne Cup


As a manager

Umm Salal

  • Qatari Second Division: 2005–06

Club Africain

  • Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1: 2007–08
  • North African Cup of Champions: 2008

Difaâ d’El Jadida

  • Moroccan Throne Cup: 2013

RS Berkane

  • CAF Super Cup: 2022

USM Alger

  • CAF Confederation Cup: 2022–23
  • CAF Super Cup: 2023


National Team Achievements:

Benchikha’s coaching prowess was further showcased during his tenure as the head coach of the Algerian national team. Under his leadership, the national team experienced significant progress, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. His ability to foster team unity and develop young talent earned him recognition as one of Algeria’s finest coaches.

Club Africain

On 13 June 2007 Benchikha signed a one-year contract with Tunisian side Club Africain.In his first season with the club, he led them to the league title for the first time in 12 years, beating out Etoile du Sahel by just 2 points in the final standings. Just a few months later, he followed that up with a triumph in the 2008 North African Cup of Champions beating Moroccan club FAR Rabat in the final. In March 2009, the club offered him an extension but Benchikha chose to leave the club.

Algeria A’

On 10 June 2009, Benchikha was appointed as coach of the Algeria A’ national football team and the Algerian Under-23 national team. He qualified the A’ national team to the 2011 African Nations Championship, after beating Libya 2–2 on the away goals rule.

Algeria National Team

On 13 September 2010, Benchikha was appointed as coach of the Algerian national team on a permanent basis, following the resignation Rabah Saâdane. On 5 June 2011, a day after losing 4–0 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco, Benchikha resigned from his position.

Club-hopping tenure

On 5 October 2011, Benchikha resigned from his position as manager of MC Alger.

On 17 December 2011, Benchikha signed an 18-month contract with Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side Club Africain, returning to the club which he led to the 2008 league title. However, on 20 April 2012, a mutual agreement was reached by the club and Benchikha to terminate his contract.

He later had short spells in different countries, in which he managed Difaâ El Jadidi, Raja Casablanca, IR Tanger, Moghreb Tétouan, Mouloudia Oujda, DH El Jadida and RS Berkane in Morocco, Al-Ittihad Kalba in the United Arab Emirates, ES Sétif in Algeria and Al-Ittihad Tripoli in Libya.

USM Alger

On 25 December 2022, Benchikha contracted with USM Alger for a year and a half succeeding Boualem Charef, with Farid Zamiti assistant and Farid Belmellat coach of the goalkeepers. On 13 March 2023, in the late match against HB Chelghoum Laïd in the Ligue 1, USM Alger supporters in the 37th minute of the second half left the stands in protest against the club administration. After the end of the match Benchikha stated that he did not understand the anger of the supporters and that he Satisfied with the performance of his players, especially since in a month they played eight matches. Benchikha set a goal, which is to win the CAF Confederation Cup, and his career was good, with his experience and the way he treated his players. Benchikha said after the match against ASEC Mimosas in the semi-finals that it is the time to win the CAF Confederation Cup title for the first time.

In the final against Young Africans

, Benchikha managed to win his first title in Algeria and the first continental title in the history of USM Alger. After the derby match against CR Belouizdad, Benchikha stated that the players after winning the CAF Confederation Cup went on vacation and that some players decided to leave. Benchikha said that he is comfortable and that if he can compete for titles he will stay or prefer to stay in his home. On 16 July 2023, Benchikha announced after the end of the Ligue 1 that he would remain in the club despite the offers he had received from clubs outside the country. Benchikha said that he started recruiting and that there were players who agreed with them to sign and others who renewed their contracts. On 15 September 2023, Benchikha won the CAF Super Cup title for the second time in a row after winning against Al Ahly, it is the second African title that he presented to USM Alger in three months. On October 9, 2023, Abdelhak Benchikha submitted his resignation from his position, according to the official page on Facebook. The reason was that he was subjected to insults at the entrance to the Omar Hamadi Stadium.Later via video, Benchikha denied this and said that he resigned for sporting and professional reasons.

Simba SC

On 24 November 2023, Abdelhak Benchikha signed as Simba SC head coach replacing Robertinho, penning a contract for a year and a half.

Success with ES Setif:

Coaching Philosophy:

Benchikha’s coaching philosophy revolves around discipline, tactical proficiency, and a strong emphasis on teamwork. He believes in creating a harmonious environment where players can excel and reach their full potential. His ability to adapt to different playing styles and his meticulous attention to detail make him a well-rounded coach.

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Simba SC’s Ambitions:

Simba SC, the reigning Tanzanian champions, have lofty ambitions both domestically and in continental competitions. The appointment of Abdelhak Benchikha aligns with the club’s desire to elevate their performance and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in African football. With his experience and success in both club and international football, Benchikha is well-equipped to guide Simba SC to new heights.

Abdelhak Benchikha & Simba Sc contract

Abdelhak Benchikha & Simba Sc contract

Benchikha signed contract of one year. Kocha Mpya Wa Simba SC 2023/24 Baada ya Robertinho.

Abdelhak Benchikha their Salary at Simba Sc

Simba SC’ boss (Mo) will pay Benchikha USD $35,000 every month

Challenges and Opportunities:

As with any coaching appointment, Benchikha will face challenges along the way. Adapting to a new league, understanding the local football culture, and building rapport with the players will be crucial. However, these challenges also present opportunities for growth and success. Benchikha’s ability to communicate effectively and motivate his team will play a pivotal role in overcoming obstacles and achieving the club’s objectives.

Wrap Up

The appointment of Abdelhak Benchikha as the new head coach of Simba SC has generated excitement and optimism among fans and players alike. His impressive CV, which includes success with ES Setif and the Algerian national team, demonstrates his ability to deliver results. With his coaching philosophy and dedication to excellence, Benchikha is poised to guide Simba SC to new heights and solidify their position as one of Africa’s top football clubs.