Wakiso Giants Football Club have confirmed a known public secret, unveiling former Uganda Cranes star Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as their new head cach.
Mbabazi joins the Purple Sharks on a three-year renewable contract, that will see him at the helm of the club until the end of the 2022/23 season.
The tactician was poised to take over coaching reigns at Wakiso following their promotion to the Uganda Premier League.
But Onduparaka managed to stage a coup, announcing Mbabazi hours after he was scheduled to be unveiled at Wakiso.
“I am delighted to be joining a club with great ambitions,” Mbabazi told the club’s official website www.wakisogiantsfc.com.
“The club’s organization, and their sense of direction is what has attracted me and am looking forward to having success here.” He added.
Mbabazi replaces Kefa Kisala who departed the club under mutual agreement at the beginning of the month following a run of poor results, that included failing to win away from home.
Wakiso Giants Chief Executive Sula Kamoga believes that in Mbabazi they have a coach who is more than capable of taking the club forward, and whose ambitions match the ambitions of the club.
“In Mbabazi, we have one of the best coaches around who is truly passionate about the game,”
“He is a great tactician, and has the experience to steer the club in the direction of our ambitions. And we believe he will bring the desired energy and belief to the dressing room and the entire club as well.” Kamoga said.
Steven Bengo who has been handling the club on interim basis is expected to stay on as Mbabazi’s assistant, with a couple of other additions expected to be made to the backroom staff in due process.