Uganda Premier League side KCCA FC have handed Morley Byekwaso a three-year contract until June 2024 as the club’s head coach, it is official.
The gaffer was elevated from assistant to head coach until the end of the 2020/21season, after the club parted ways with manager Mike Mutebi in March this year.
He is a former KCCA FC player and was part of Matia Lule and George Best Nsimbe’s back rooms staffs at KCCA FC.
Byekwaso who is the Uganda Kobs coach, also guided the Uganda Hippos to the finals of the AFCON U20 Championship in Mauritania.
KCCA FC has said that Byekwaso will name his backroom staff but The-SportsNation has it that Badru Kaddu will be retained in the capacity of deputy head coach.
The Club reportedly added Ssaka Mpiima to the technical bench as well to replace Jackson Magera.
Will Byekwaso Rightly Fill Mutebi’s Big Boots?
Mike Mutebi is deservedly held in high regard at KCCA FC.
Since joining in 2015, Mutebi brought back the lost glory at Lugogo – He won three league titles, Two Uganda Cups, four Super Cups a Cecafa Club Championship and notably took the club to the CAF Champions League group stages.
Byekwaso has a huge mountain to climb if he is to fit into the big boots of Mutebi, the club’s most successful coach.
Byekwaso has been at the club for a while and being a former player, he is not new to the club culture.
Granted. He has worked with Mutebi and will have to use the former coach’s template at one stage.
As he contemplates on what he will be doing in his first season at the club, Byekwaso has the CECAFA Under-23 assignment with Uganda Kobs he has to clear first.