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KCCA FC players celebrating with their 13th league title moments after they were crowned at SarTimes Stadium Lugogo / UPL Photo

The Uganda Premier League came to an end while the FUFA Big league season will also climax soon.

The promotion battle to the top flight has one slot left, while in both division the relegation battles have been settled.

Several clubs have changed coaches on more than one occasion and the results seemed not to come through as expected. So many are questioning themselves where the problem lies.

A number of factors can lead to success of a football club (depending on your definition of success) but locally we have carried the burden of success on monetary terms.

Every time results don’t come through we find a safe landing in ‘the club has no money.’ Many clubs think they are not getting results simply because they don’t have players that do match what they term as their ‘brand.’

But one may ask how much did KCCA FC buy Allan Okello, Poloto, Steven Sserwadda Filbert Obenchan and other.

This drives us to the question whether the so called technical directors at clubs are truly doing their jobs or they are doing the jobs of coaches.

Many clubs are cancelling contracts of coaches but the question is if the technical directors were doing their work then we would be able to get the right players and at lesser costs.

Many clubs have gotten the opportunity to get sponsorship deals for the past few years but the same clubs haven’t moved an inch in any direction. That means that money alone may not solve the problems at clubs but another factors may.

There’s a new song in the country called structures but am pretty sure we are just singing the song without necessarily understanding how these structures work and when. Some clubs appoint people in positions for formality while others ride a one man show.

So the question remains; which is the right button to press for clubs to accelerate? It’s a challenge as we go into recess and await for the next season.

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