Four-time league champions Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) have named senior tactician Sam Ssimbwa as their new head coach on a permanent basis.
Ssimbwa served the club on an interim capacity for two and half months last season following the resignation of coach Paul Nkata shortly after a 7-2 thumping of the team at the hands of 12-times league winners KCCA FC at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.
He (Ssimbwa) and his three assistants were on Wednesday unveiled to the media at the tax collecting body’s headquarters in Nakawa, Kampala.
Ssimbwa will have Robert Mukasa as his first assistant and former club legend Augustine Nsumba as the second assistant along with former Vipers goalkeeping tactician Steven Billy Kiggundu as the Tax Collectors keepers’ coach.
The quartet was ushered into the camp by club chairman James Kizza, who is his own remarks said;
“I take this opportunity to welcome Sam Ssimbwa as the new permanent head coach at URA FC. He served well during the interim period.”
“He is an experienced coach whom we think will achieve a lot with the club,” he added.
Ssimbwa is no stranger to Ugandan football and comes in with plenty of much needed experience to redeem the club’s declining reputation having been at the helm of clubs like SC Villa, KCCA, Military Police, Rayon Sports of Rwanda, Health, Soana FC, Sofopaka of Kenya and Express FC, who he guided to a league title the 2011/2012 season.
Addressing the media, Ssimbwa said “I thank URA FC for this opportunity given. I am an experienced coach ready to use teamwork to get results.”