URA FC coach could not resist at taking a subtle jib at former club CEO Ivan Kakembo after the team beat SC Villa 2-0 at Bombo.
This was URA’s first game since the club denied to renew Kakembo’s contract, before re-appointing Bridget Nakayenga in an acting role.
“We are going to play better this second round, that I can assure. We had many problems in the first round and Kakembo was one of them,” he said at Bombo.
Ssimbwa who was seen sharing a light moment with the new CEO Nakayenga, then jokingly stated:
“This one will not buy players, she will not even be involved. That is my duty. I am the coach and she will do the rest.”
He added that Nakayenga is a hard worker and everything has been going on well since she replaced Kakembo.
“Nakayenga has started with a win. She is working. I told you.”
The jibe, is the latest exchange between Ssimbwa and Kakembo whose relationship proved unamendable right at the start of the season when the coach accused his CEO then of having a bad influence in buying players at the club.
URA FC Ease Past SC Villa
In what was supposed to be an evenly balanced affair, this was all but relinquished in the second minute of the game when Daniel Isiagi put URA in front.
Villa were lucky to be one down at halftime thanks to URA’s wastefulness on the day and a couple of saves from goalkeeper Saidi Keni.
Michael Birungi scored to double the advantage, just like Isiagi, this was his first goal for the club.
“We really played well today. We were utterly the dominant side and could have walloped them. This 2-0 scoreline could have been better. But am happy for the win and its a clean-sheet,” said Ssimbwa.
“We were very fast on the ball and we managed to possess more today. I made two good tactical moves at the break; bringing on Birungi and Cromwell Rwothomio, hence my captain Shafic Kagimu switched back to his favourite position in the middle.”
At the start, Kagimu was used on the left flank with Ssenyonga Mikidad playing in the middle of the park. The latter was later taken off before restart.
Benjamin Nyakoojo was named man of the match after an outstanding display at the back where he thwarted all Villa threats.
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What next for URA FC?
The Tax collectors, who have picked 23 points, visit BUL FC at Njeru on January 15 before Bright Stars (H), Tooro (A), KCCA (H), Kyetume (A) and Busoga (A) in that order.