Express FC has relieved their entire technical team, headed by James Odoch, from their duties, this website can confirm.
The decision comes in the aftermath of the team’s 1-1 draw against league leaders BUL FC at Wankulukuku.
Despite BUL playing with two men down in the last 20 minutes due to red cards for Benon Tahomera and Walter Ochora, the result was a huge disappointment for the Red Eagles.
James Odoch, who took over from Wasswa Bbosa in February the previous year and later secured a permanent contract in July, has been let go following a string of unsatisfactory performances.
Express FC has struggled to secure a win in their last five games, amassing only three points out of a possible 15 in that period.
Presently, they occupy the seventh position in the league standings with 13 points.
Odoch Not Entirely To Blame
Express has become the third team to replace a head coach following KCCA and URA FC.
While the pressure at the other two clubs is understandable, the decision to sack Express’s coach may raise questions.
The Red Eagles maintained a quiet presence in the transfer market, bringing in Seif Batte, Alpha Ssali, Emmanuel Wasswa, Isaac Wagoina, Andrew Kawooya, and Ramzy Kawooya.
The team experienced a significant departure of key players from last season, including the top scorer, Allan Kayiwa.
Express seemed destined to face difficulties, and solely blaming the coach for the team’s poor performance might be unjust.
Following the draw against BUL, Odoch briefly mentioned, “It’s not the result we wanted, but the soggy pitch prevented us from executing what we trained.”
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