Troubled Masaka LC Sacks Head Coach

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Mbowa was appointed head coach of Masaka LC at the start of this season after Kefa Kisala resigned and relocated to BIDCO FC.

Masaka Local Council Football Club has terminated the contract of the head coach Baker Mbowa citing poor results. Masaka LC is struggling to move away from the relegation zone in the FUFA Super league. Mbowa was appointed head coach of Masaka LC at the start of this season after Kefa Kisala resigned and relocated to BIDCO FC. Vincent Ssempijja, the Masaka LC FC chairperson says they agreed to sack Mbowa because he is a poor manager.
According to Ssempijja out of the 12 matches Mbowa has been in charge, they have only registered two wins and lost 9 games. He says they couldn't continue hiring the services of Mbowa with such poor results. Ssempijja says that they have decided to hire Mbowa’s assistant James Kisekka as the interim manager for the club. He says that they are ready to sponsor Kisekka to secure a professional coaching license before he takes full control of the club.
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Paddy Ssenkungu, the secretary Masaka LC FC says in addition to poor results, Mbowa lacks the CAF license which is a requirement by the Federation of Uganda Football Association- FUFA. Each is required to hire a professional coach.
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Ssenkungu says they have already compensated Mbowa for terminating his contract. Mbowa has admitted his sacking from the club saying that he is already in Kampala.   Malida Walala, the chairperson of Masaka Fans club says Mbowa has not been the only problem to the club.  He blames the club’s decimal performance to poor facilitation of players, adding that many key players have left for greener pastures. 

Malida wants the club management to address all the financial problems if Masaka LC is to secure good results and survive relegation. Masaka LC Sunk deeper into the relegation zone on Tuesday evening after losing 1-0 to visiting BIDCO FC. The defeat drew protests from club fans who asked the management not to pay any allowances to the players.


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.