Former assistant to George ‘Best’ Nsimbe; Abdallah Mubiru has been named coach of KCC FC.
This was made clear at Nsimbe’s farewell dinner held at Arirang Hotel on Tuesday evening after KCC FC’s 2-1 win over Kira Young which was ironically Nsimbe’s last game in charge of the club.
“This club is all about continuity and as a result, we have decided to elevate Mubiru to the head coaching role,” manager Ahmed Kabuye said as quoted by the club official website.
The dinner, organised by KCCA was meant to show appreciation to Nsimbe for the good work he has done for the club where he won two league titles in as many seasons he has been charge.
KCCA Deputy Director of Treasury Julius Kabugo hailed Nsimbe as one of the most gifted coaches that made their accountability work easy as budget controllers.
You know many people at the authority are not so much into sports and will always question the large amounts allocated to it. However, Nsimbe’s winning culture made it easy to account for the funds channeled to this football club.
“And when trophies are presented, the same people who earlier questioned always jubilate the biggest.
Kabugo also affirmed that like Nsimbe, Mubiru will also have full backing authority in whichever way.
The ceremony was attended by current players, ex-KCC FC players who played alongside Nsimbe in his heydays who among others included SC Villa coach Sam Ssimbwa, former Cranes coach Mike Mutebi, Paul Ssali and Daily Monitor’s Fredrick Kiyingi Musisi.
Others included former KCC FC coach Matia Lule, Fufa boss Eng. Moses Magogo and SC Villa Vice President Dennis Mbidde.
In his speech, Magogo hailed KCC FC as a club with a clear administration and hinted that this is the reason for sporting success and also hailed Nsimbe is one of the best man managers he has ever come across.
Two years ago when all clubs found themselves in confusion administration wise, KCC FC remained clear. For Nsimbe; his success is no surprise but one attribute i strongly admire about him is his man management. No wonder, his players always love him and play for him with 100% commitment.
Sam Ssimbwa who played alongside Nsimbe at the club was full of praise for his colleague and added that he truly deserves such a send off.
George; you are very lucky. In this club’s history, no one has ever had such a ceremony held for him when leaving but you truly deserve it. Looking around, it’s difficult to find a player in Uganda who played for one single club like you and I did despite interest from rivals like SC Villa and Express.
Ssimbwa further revealed that although he is at SC Villa, his home will always be at Lugogo.
“Am at SC Villa for professional reasons but Lugogo is my first home.
Mike Mutebi pointed out to players that KCC FC is a club of intellectuals and asked them to remain committed even under Mubiru.
I hail the likes of Ssimbwa for I managed them when I was so young but they never rebelled against me. And these were talented players as compared to the current generation thus obey the new coach. Nsimbe is gone but KCC FC will always be there.