Onduparaka FC head coach Joseph Mutyaba is thrust under intense pressure from a section of fans to, vacate his position.
This comes following a devastating 1-0 loss to SC Villa in the first round of the Uganda Cup last 16 played at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Saturday.
The loss to Villa, aided by Faizol Kazibwe’s late strike, heaped more pressure on the gaffer who has managed just two victories from nine assignments since taking over the reigns from Vialli Bianomugisha on 30th March 2021.
Tired of the heartbreaks, impatient fans turned their guns on the CAF A licenced gaffer during the course of the Villa game as they bayed for his blood.
They raised placards inscribed with messages calling for Mutyaba’s sacking.
“We want him out immediately. He has just turned out to be liability,” said an enraged fan after the game.
The charged fans’ insults and mockeries were deafening that Mutyaba had to retreat leaving technical bench member Adiga Moris give instructions on the touchline.
This comes a few weeks after a group of enraged fans accosted club CEO Edison Shaban Saba Saba demanding an explanation for the team’s declining fortunes in the top tier, following a string of poor results in the league.
An official who spoke to this website on the condition of anonymity said the club is contemplating on scheduling a meeting with fans where they will put the code of conduct in black and white.
“Of course, the fans have a right to demand an explanation when they feel the team isn’t doing well but the approach they took was entirely wrong. There are better channels that can be used to air such grievances.” said the official.
Mutyaba, who took up the mantle this season after Onduparaka parted ways with then-head coach Vialli Bianomugisha, has come at the end of heavy criticism by disgruntled diehard fans who strongly feel the shoes are too big for him.
A cursory look at Mutyaba’s run of games doesn’t make for a good reading.
In the recent last four league games , the Arua based side has lost 2-0 to Wakiso Giants, 3-2 at home to MYDA, 1-0 to KCCA FC and 2-0 to Express FC.
The Green Light Stadium, much vaunted as the slaughtering ground for visiting teams doesn’t command similar respect this season with virtually the team locked between a rock and hard place.
The Caterpillars are trotting precariously on the brink of relegation with only 23 points in 21 fixtures, their worst season since they made a dream debut in the top flight competition five years ago.