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URA FC and Sam Ssimbwa’s Future Open To Doubt

Uganda Premier League side URA FC and Coach Sam Ssimbwa are set to part ways, The-SportsNation has learnt.

The gaffer is yet to get a response from the Tax Collectors since he submitted his seasonal report.

Ssimbwa, after guiding URA FC to second place at th end of the 2020/21 season, is out of contract and recently asked for an improved pay in new negotiations.

The Club has reportedly turned down the coach’s plea and The-SportsNation sources have learnt that URA FC are weighing in on options for a new man in charge.

Ssimbwa who replaced Paul ‘latest’ Nkata in April 2018, has created some success and enemies alike at the club.

The animated Sam Ssimbwa. courtesy photo

Who Is Signing Players At URA FC?

The relationship between Ssimbwa and Club CEO Henry Mayeku is said to have hit a dead end.

URA FC have continued to remain active in the transfer market and they have already renewed Julius Mutyaba’s contract without Ssimbwa’s sanction.

Onduparaka FC forward Living Kabon and Geoffrey Wasswa are all but signed, awaiting official communication, but Ssimbwa has been kept in the dark.

The club is in talks to re-sign goalkeeper James Alitho, a move Ssimbwa does not agree with saying that the goalkeeper “left us at a time when we needed him the most.”

It is said that URA FC has been consulting assistant coach Masaba on the transfer plans while the former Cranes defender was recently in Saudi Arabia in Camp with the Kobs.

With transfer business going on normally at URA FC is a big indicator that the club has already moved on. And so should Ssimbwa who has had stints at KCCA, Masaka LC, Mbale Heroes, Express and Police among others.

James Alitho set for URA FC return. Courtesy

What Next For The Two Parties?

Our sources have established that URA FC believes that Ssimbwa is not the right man for the job “because he does not groom players!”

Former BUL FC gaffer Peter Onen is a front runner for the job as the club prepares to take part in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The new coach will work with Simeone Masaba and Lutalo George William. The Club is also building Masaba for the role of the head coach in the near future.

Ssimbwa has already informed his close friends that he will start search for a new job if the club does not respond to his report at the end of this month.

The gaffer wants the move to be swift before other jobs, including that of Vipers, are taken.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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