SC Villa to part ways with Jackson Magera

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Dennis Musanje

Record Uganda Premier league champions SC Villa are set to part ways with head coach Jackson Magera.

Swift Sports Uganda understands that the club administration led by Omar Mandela will not renew Magera’s contract.

Magera’s contract is due to expire at the end of this month and according to sources the 16 time Uganda Premier league champions will not extend his stay.

Sources also reveal that the search for a new head coach has already started as the club aims to return to it’s former glory.

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He replaced Greek tactician Petros Koukouras who was sacked by the club after the 2021/22 season.

Magera’s assistant Ibrahim Kirya will also leave the club.

SC Villa came close to clinching the league title last season but collapsed on the final day when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to URA FC.

On the final day, SC Villa needed victory over URA FC to win their first league title since 2004.

The Jogoos’ collapse on the grand finale of the 2022/23 season saw them surrender the title to Vipers SC and dramatically finished third.

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