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Embattled Ssimbwa rules himself out of Wakiso Giants job

URA head coach sam Ssimbwa has ruled himself out of running for Wakiso Giants coaching role | courtesy photo

Probably the biggest and most coveted job in Ugandan football barely six months ago, the Wakiso Giants coaching role available again after former coach Kefa Kisala agreed to mutually terminate his contract.

Already a couple of high calibre names have been mentioned around the corridors at the club, with names such as URA’s Sam Ssimbwa, UPDF’s Steven Bogere or the jobless Wasswa top of the list of possible new arrivals.

One person that is out of that equation, for now, is Ssimbwa who has ruled himself out of the running for the Purple Sharks vacant coaching job, much as he is seated on a time bomb at URA FC.

“I can’t coach Wakiso Giants,” Ssimbwa told football-256. “The owners of Wakiso Giants are my friends but I can’t work for teams that are run or owned by individuals, I learnt my lesson with SC Villa.”

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“I went to Villa thinking I was joining a serious football institution only to find out that I was working with individuals who didn’t have respect, I can’t make that mistake again,” Ssimbwa added.

Wakiso Giants are in search of a coach after they mutually parted ways with Kefa Kisala early this week after a series of poor results.

Kisala lost four league games of the 10 he was in charge and failed to pick up an away victory during the four months he was in charge. The damning 3-0 home loss against Express FC the last straw in the coffin for him.  

The former URA, BUL, Masaka LC, and Express coach joined Wakiso Giants at the start of the 2019/2020 season replacing Ibrahim Kirya.

Kirya helped the side gain promotion from to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League from the Big League on their first time of asking, but the club decided against renewing his contract.

Currently, former midfielder Steven Bengo is in charge on interim basis though and is assisted by goalkeeping coach Ali Kiggundu, as the club conclude the process of naming a permanent coach.   

The duo has been in charge of two games already, losing 1-0 to Vipers but coming from a goal down to defeat Busoga United 2-1.

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