Simukonda aims high at Rangers
Simukonda was unveiled as Rangers coach on Monday on a three-year deal after quitting struggling Nakambala Leopards.
The former Zambia trainer told MTNFootball.com he was looking forward to working with his home town club for the first time who are currently eighth with 21 points on the table.
"It feels good to be back home to my childhood club and back to the Copperbelt after a long time," Simukonda said.
"We are about to start the second round of the season and with hard work we are looking at a top three finish."
Simukonda'a first big test will come on Saturday when Rangers hosts a resurgent National Assembly FC at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola.
Third from bottom Assembly are unbeaten in their last four games in which they have collected 10 out of a possible 12 points.
Rangers on the other hand are seeking their first win after three successive defeats and whose last win was under fired trainer Bruce Mwape on June 2.
"It is a big game. In the last four games, Assembly have played well and so it is a tricky one," Simukonda said.