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Disappointment: Is Mbabazi Headed Back To Onduparaka?

By David Kalyango

The culture of club officials disagreeing with their technical staff or players in Uganda is too common.

At least every month, a coach hired or fired, depending on one’s ability to maneuver as opposed to capability to contain situations to appease the powers the recruiters. Such has been the situation haunting Livingstone Mbabazi, whom Wakiso Giants FC officials confirmed in a press release he had been relieved of his duties.

The development comes hardly months since Mbabazi replaced Kefa Kisala as head coach.

Wakiso claimed in their released that both parties had mutually agreed to take different paths following ‘a series of poor result in addition to other factors.’

“The head coach of Wakiso Giants FC Charles Livingstone Mbabazi has departed the club as of today after mutual agreement with the Board over a series of poor results and other factors,” reads in parts the press release from Wakiso side team.

Interestingly, a source revealed that Mbabazi was headed to Arua to take over as Onduparaka FC head coach – meaning it would be the third time that the former Ugandan international would be in charge. Onduparaka are planning celebrations to mark 10 years – a function where President Yoweri Museveni is expected to preside over as chief guest.

Mbabazi, who was briefly at Mbarara City this season, left Onduparaka in October 2019.

Wakiso announced Deo Sserwadda as Mbabazi immediate replacement but on an interim basis. Steven Bengo and Ali Kiggundu will work alongside Sserwadda as assistant and goalkeeper trainer, respectively.

Sserwadda’s first assignment will be on February 18 when Wakiso entertain Maroons FC at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.

Wakiso are placed 9th on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League log with 25 points after 21 games.

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