URA FC coach Sam Ssimbwa has said that he is already “above the level” of coaching in a Masaza Cup tournament.
Masaza Cup is a competition competed for by the 18 counties that make the Buganda Kingdom.
The gaffer said that the quality of football in Masaza is not systematic, but he just attends their games to spot new talent and because he is a Muganda by tribe and loves his Kabaka.
“Am already above that level of the Masaza tournament. No Masaza official can call me for a job, no one,” Ssimbwa said on Sunday while appearing on Record FM.
“How many top (Uganda Premier League) coaches do you see in Masaza? Name them.
“The Masaza tournament has it’s own quality, there is no systematic football. That is why you see that no big league or UPL players are allowed to play, and that further explains it’s quality. The top coaches who go to Masaza just have hunger for money.”
As a coach, he won the league with Express FC in 2012. He has had stints with Sofapaka (Kenya), Mbale Heroes, Masaka LC, KCCA FC (twice), Military Police, Attraco FC among other teams.
He played for KK Cosmos (1986), KCC (1987-1995) and Mbale Heroes.
In the upcoming Masaza tournament, Simon Mugerwa (Bulemeezi), Paul Kiwanuka (Busiro), Sadiq Ssempigi (Kooki), Ibrahim Kirya (Gomba) and Edward Golola (Ssingo) are some of the coaches who were in the Premier league last season.