The young official was appointed to fill the club’s top position after Senzo Mazingisa abruptly resigned and joined rivals Yanga SC
Simba SC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barbara Gonzalez has vowed she will strive to ensure the club achieves success regardless of criticism.
The 30-year-old Tanzanian was appointed to fill the position that was left by Senzo Mazingisa and she has now stated her desire to speak through action.
“Gonzalez is different from what people think. I really want to see success at the club and not just mere talk,” Gonzalez told Mwanaspoti.
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“I am a leader and being one I have to be creative in order to help the club. The fans should not worry about that at all.
“I am neither a coach nor a player but my sole job is to ensure all the departments are working in unison for the benefit and success of Simba. I am here to work regardless of what critics might have to say about me.
“Gonzalez is one who likes talking by action and not one who likes just talking without any action. I am always hungry for success and I love that kind of personality.”
The administrator also spoke about her childhood dream and how she was voted by Simba board members in order to fill the void that had been left open by Mazingisa’s departure to archrivals Yanga SC.
“I told my parents that my wish was to work for communities and I have gone through a number of institutions until now I am the CEO of Simba,” Gonzalez added. “In all the places I have worked, I have wanted to show my value through action.
“My wish was not to be the club’s CEO at first because I wanted to do other things apart from football. But the board voted for me and above all Mo Dewji [Simba Chairman] called and, therefore, I had no option but to take up the CEO’s position.”
Gonzalez also revealed that the club’s top officials had given her the duties of carrying an interview with her predecessor before he had been appointed.
“I travelled to go meet with Senzo in order to carry out the interview with him in South Africa,” she concluded.
“It was not the first time I was doing a high-profile interview as I had done the same for Deloitte.”
Gonzalez will be expected to achieve more given Mazingisa’s rein saw Simba end the 2019/20 season with a treble.