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Ssimbwa Wants Above Shs5m In New URA FC Contract

Ssimbwa has found safe haven at URA since departure of club CEO Ivan Kakembo

Coach Sam Ssimbwa wants a pay rise at URA FC to sign a new contract with the Tax Collectors, The-SportsNation has learnt.

Ssimbwa is out of contract at the four-time league winners and expected to meet the club board this week to forge a way forward.

Sources have it that the gaffer has been earning around Sh5m monthly but his new terms include an increment in his salary and incentives.

Ssimbwa (right) in a game against Express in Ndejje. Bata images

Ssimbwa joined the club in April 2018 to replace Paul ‘latest’ Nkata who resigned after falling 7-2 to KCCA FC at Lugogo.

Then, Ssimbwa who had quit Kenya Premier League side Sofapaka, joined the Tax Collectors in a short term deal until the end of the season.

At the season’s end, in June 2018, Ssimbwa was rewarded with a three-year contract which recently expired on June 30th 2021.

This season, the club were just a point behind leaders Express when the season was halted due to Covid19 before FUFA declared the Red Eagles champions.

The Club, going into CAF Confederation Cup, is confident that Ssimbwa is the right man for the job.

The journeyman has been at KCCA, Masaka LC, Mbale Heroes, Express, Police among others but has never spent more than two seasons at any club.

He survived the storm at URA FC following that feud with then club CEO Ivan Kakembo but has since found safe haven since Kakembo’s departure.

He however survived sacking few games into the start of the season, with the win against SC Villa reportedly saving his job.

As a player, Ssimbwa was part of KCCA team that won the league title in 1991 and also won three Cecafa titles with Uganda Cranes. The Winger also played for KK Cosmos and Mbale Heroes.


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