Why Mwambu Is Leaving Busoga United and What Next?

Busoga United FC media officer is leaving his role at the Jinja-based club to pursue “personal business,” he announced this week.

Mwambu leaves Busoga with few regrets and he reflected on the journey before revealing his next ventures.

“I think I have done something there (at Busoga),” Mwambu told The-SportsNation. “I am not leaving in bad faith, I explained to the club, I know they are not passing a good time right now but I really had to do it because of my personal growth.”

“We have been like a family and I will miss the fans, the leadership, but I have gained some experience from DH Nyago and her Executive. I have learnt much from the coaches as well.”

Mwambu commented that he has been close friends to the players, including the days of goalkeeper Tom Ikara. He added that Ivan Wani, Mayanja and Rogers Omedwa were some of his closest. “But my closest were coach Ayiekho and Zungu and I always sat with them during travels.”

Photo by Fred Mwambu – League game between Busoga and Express

He named the failure to secure a sponsor by the communication department as his biggest regret.

He leaves at a critical time when the club is facing a standoff with Busoga Kingdom after the monarch withdrew naming rights.

“Its just little misunderstanding which happen in every family,” Mwambu comments about the ongoing wrangles. “Those small issues will be sorted out soon. And Busoga United is not only for Basoga, its for everyone in Busoga and Eastern region.”

“I was always very happy when the media people of Busoga called me to ask for photos of our games, and the Kyabazinga has also played an important role at the club.

“Football should go back to Jinja. I witnessed when Jinja had four teams – JMC Hippos, BUL FC, Sadolin Paints and Kirinya Jinja (now Busoga). A lot of wrangles led the four teams to be trapped in the relegation zone, many people don’t know that.

“They should think of the young talents of the region otherwise they will end up like Northern Uganda which has no football club in UPL or Mbale.”

Fred Mwambu (lleft) and Vipers head of communications Abdul Wasike

He urged the people of Busoga region to use this time to make the club very strong and stand for their team.

What Next?

The outgoing media officer revealed that he walks out to buy enough time to pursue personal business.

Mwambu will be putting much emphasis on farming back in Mbale, further his studies and return to active sports journalism as well.

“I started some personal businesses and I think they will take most of my time and I don’t want to be caught up because I can lose two to three days when I am with Busoga United, like those trips to Arua, Kampala, Mbarara etc.

“I also want to go back to active Sports Journalism. I want to do my work as a freelancer, when you are tied with a club, its always very difficult to cover other teams. If I want to write a big story, say about BUL FC or any other team, some people will look at me in the lenses of being a Busoga United media officer.”

Fred Mwambu and Coach Charles Ayiekho (Left)

His Sports Journalism career include working with websites, some of them are extinct like Kickoff media.

In 2014, he worked with Red Pepper, then joined Juice FM (Radio 4), worked with Uganda Premier League, ChimpReports, Futaa, CECAFA media and some freelance gigs.

He credits FUFA head of communications Ahmed Hussein for mentoring him and also saluted Coaches Mathew Lucha (RIP), Charles Ayiekho, Abbey Bogere Kikomeko and Zungu for their maximum cooperation during his days at the club.

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