Why Ssimbwa left URA 

URA FC has officially confirmed the departure of coach Sam Ssimbwa after more than three seasons of service. He managed to avoid defeat 87% of the games he managed URA. After his contract expired on June 30, 2021, the club had engagements with Ssimbwa, which could not lead to a uniform conclusion, hence agreeing to … The post Why Ssimbwa left URA  appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

Why Ssimbwa left URA 

URA FC has officially confirmed the departure of coach Sam Ssimbwa after more than three seasons of service. He managed to avoid defeat 87% of the games he managed URA.

After his contract expired on June 30, 2021, the club had engagements with Ssimbwa, which could not lead to a uniform conclusion, hence agreeing to part ways.

Sources intimated to Football256 that the club wanted to keep Ssimbwa in the role but had to look elsewhere as his demands were ‘not realistic’ to the club.

A three-year contract was discussed with Ssimbwa since the end of June, but the two parties continuously failed to find a breakthrough over terms that included his wages.

Ssimbwa had previously said that he had been fair in his demands, which include having a significant increase on his reported five million a month wages and also holding complete control in the transfer market.

Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes U-23 assistant coach Simeone Masaba will take charge of the tax collectors on an interim basis.

The ex Cranes’ international and former URA captain Massa will be in charge of preparing the team ahead of the CAF Confederations Cup that begins in November.

Ssimbwa had joined the club towards the end of the 2017/18 season, where he managed four games, winning one and drawing the other three.

In the following 2018/19 season, the gaffer managed 30 games. He won 12, drew 15 and lost the other three. 

Ssimbwa and URA would continue on a positive trajectory as they picked up 10 wins, 10 draws and five defeats in 25 games for the 2019/20 season that was cut short by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the 2020/21 season, also cut short by the still raging COVID-19, Ssimbwa guided URA to a second-place finish after 26 games, with 17 wins, six draws and three losses accounting for an impressive 57 points, a point less than league champions Express FC.

Ssimbwa altogether managed 85 games, in which he registered 40 wins (47%), 34 draws (40%) and 11 losses (13%).

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