Onduparaka FC have appointed Vialli Bainomugisha as the new club head coach ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Bainomugisha replaces Livingston Mbabazi who left midway through last season to join Wakiso Giants then.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Bainomugisha Vialli as our new Head Coach,” the club posted on Friday morning.
“The 43 year-old CAF B&C Coach has provided leadership and promotion to different clubs across Uganda and possesses an International sports connection certificate.”
He joins after a spell with Kigezi HomeBoys and has worked with Lweza, Water and Mbarara City.
Onduparaka FC finished eighth on the log with 31 points and has recently struggled following the players exodus
He will team up with former Uganda Cranes right back Simon Masaba who has been improvising as the head coach.
Word From Editor: What Awaits Bainomugisha?
Founded October 2011, Onduparaka got promoted from the Ugandan Big League to the Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) at the end of the 2015/2016 season.
The Caterpillars made their home ground a fortress and have put up commendable performances including finishing fourth in the 2017-18 season.
However, the club has lost momentum in recent past and many fans have surely lost interest despite the fact that the club pulled the biggest crowds.
The top officials have admitted struggling financially and that has led to a player exodus, with Hassan Muhamood who joined Police FC this month the latest to leave.
Vialli’s appointment may be the start of the long road to recovery but the gaffer is yet to prove himself in the top flight.
He will need to win the dressing room and will require 100% support from the front office, let alone be acceptable by the fans.
However, there are still many issues to be sorted out at the club especially with the fact that CEO Pius Bamwenge is reportedly leaving his role.
Vialli Bainomugisha – Fact File
2005-2009: Kisugu United
2009-2012: Koboko FC
2014-2016: Water FC
2016-2017: Mbarara City
2018-2020: Kabale Sharp (Kigezi Homeboyz)
*2019 – Ankole Region team (FUFA Drum)