Uganda Ssimbwa leaves Kitara FC despite promotion to UPL

Newly promoted Ugandan Premier League side Kitara FC have announced they have parted company with head coach Sam Ssimbwa with immediate effect.

In a statement on their official website, the club said: “Kitara football club have announced they have parted company with head coach Sam Ssimbwa. He took over the Royals at the start of February after the first round of the Fufa Big league and was officially unveiled before the fans at the Kigaaya playgrounds.”

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Kitara President Akiiki Kasozi admitted it was difficult to let Ssimbwa leave after guiding the team back to the top flight.

“This was a difficult decision, but after careful decisions and considerations, we finally agreed to make a change,” Akiiki said as quoted by the club’s official website, adding: “We want to thank Sam [Ssimbwa] for everything he has done for Kitara and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

In total, Ssimbwa, oversaw 15 league games at the helm for Kitara, winning eight, drawing six, and losing just one. In the Uganda Cup, he was in charge of two matches triumphing once and losing the other.

The former Uganda Cranes tactician guided the club to a top finish, securing promotion back to the top flight, and also won the Fufa big league trophy, the first and only in Kitara’s history since its inception in 2010.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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