Simon Peter Mugerwa, coach for Masaza team Bulemeezi, says that he is inspired by KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.
The gaffer made the revelations while appearing on Gugudde TV recently where he also lifted the lid on his ‘failed’ move to Busiro country.
“Mike Mutebi is one coach I have looked up to when I was still in school. He used to watch school games where he spotted good players. On his first professional managerial role, Mutebi was not given time but he stuck to his basics and it’s from that I have learnt to follow and trust my principles,” Mugerwa said.
“You cannot mention best coaches in Uganda and exclude him. He has believed in young talents at KCCA FC and that is why he has succeeded.”
Internationally, Mugerwa revealed his admiration for Klopp, a man he has followed since he was still at Mainz.
Mugerwa will be hoping to stick to his tactics as he embarks on the journey to help Bulemeezi defend their Masaza Cup title.
He was on the verge of joining Busiro team who have since acquired Bright Stars coach Paul Kiwanuka.
“East or west home is the best. We had a verbal agreement with the Busiro management but Bulemeezi knew about it and they had a quick reaction.
“I signed a one year contract with Bulemeezi last year which was successful but I had not renewed it. When they knew that my deal to Busiro was in the pipeline, they reacted swiftly and with a better offer hence I had to remain.”
On the chances of retaining the Masaza title, he said:
“Just like the other years, all teams have been better but there is always one winner. We are hoping that this Covid19 pandemic ends and things return to normal.
“All I can promise is that my team is ready to defend the trophy because we have almost retained our players.”
Bulemeezi already lost their winning captain and last years MVP Ronald Kiganda who signed for Buddu.
Mugerwa, former coach of Masaka SS, Blessed Sacramenti kimannya and a current coach of Buddo SS.
He named Mustafa Kizza as his best player in Uganda locally. “He stands out for me. I have seen him grow from Kakungulu memorial, Singo saza, Maroons and now at KCCA FC. He is that player who gives in more to become the best.”
Mugerwa has won two Masaza Cup trophies including one he won as an assistant at Buddu.