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SC Villa identify coach to guide them back to the top



With the signings they are making, the writing is on the wall that Uganda’s record champions SC Villa are on a mission to build a team based on the foundation of young and promising players.

They have so far unveiled Kenneth Semakula and Isma Mugulusi, two heroes of the AFCON U20 team that reached the finals in Mauritius last year.

They are also believed to be courting striker Ivan Bogere, Aziz Kayondo and Travis Mutyaba all members of the national under age teams.

In their ranks already is captain Gavin Kizito Mugweri, Salim Abdallah, Martin Senkooto and Saddam Masereka among others.

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With that project in sight, circles in the club have been adamant to extend Edward Kaziba’s contract which has cast a huge shadow over his future.

His assistants Ibrahim Kirya and Nestroy Kizito may also not be considered for fresh deals.


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Swift Sports Uganda has been informed that bigwigs in the club have entered negotiations with Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru for a deal that will see him take over at SC Villa for initially the next three years.

Mubiru is also expected to move along with his trusted right hand man John “Ayala” Luyinda.

The two have worked together at Proline, KCCA FC and Vipers SC.


With all the experience he has gathered over the years, this will be his biggest task in club football management .

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He will find a club with a thirst for victory and high expectations. Mubiru’s brief time with the national team must have given him the right kicks in the teeth to toughen up.

He has always stuck to his philosophy of a sexy style of football that is built on pillars of building from the back and ball retention.

He however has to improve on his assertiveness, a stricter disciplinarian and learn to speak loudly on a few things that may go wrong with judgements by match officials however much controversy they may breed.

Mubiru played for SC Villa between 1994 and 1995 during his active days.

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