Less than 12 hours after sacking coach Harunah Kebba, The Saints F.C have announced the signing of George ‘Best’ Nsimbe as the new man in charge.
Earlier on September 10, Kawowo Sports reliably learnt how the newly promoted side was courting the ex-KCCA, Victors and Azam FC tactician Victors and Azam FC tactician following an abysmal start to life in the top division although it has taken a fortnight to be confirmed.
Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Nsimbe was excited about the appointment and has already set the targets for the season.
“It’s a great honour to be signed by The Saints FC. My first objective is to see the team survive relegation but not just this, we have to finish in a decent position and top half is my target.”
Nsimbe, a former champion with KCCA FC on three occasions also revealed that he will be involved in selecting his assistant after the management didn’t only sack Kebba but his assistant too.
“Of course I will be involved in the choice of the assistant,” he stated when asked but didn’t cite any names.
Nsimbe who has signed a one year deal is expected to start his tenure at the Namanve based club on Saturday October 3 against Maroons.
Who is George ‘Best’ Nsimbe?
He was born on December 29, 1966 to Kenyan father Richard Siambe and got the name Nsimbe from Paul Nsimbe who raised him.
He previously played football for Wandegeya, NIC and KCC FC which he joined in 1985.
As a player, Nsimbe won league titles in 1985 and 1991 plus three Uganda Cups in 1987, 1990 and 1993.
He also won two CECAFA Senior Challenge titles with Uganda Cranes in 1989 & 1990.
As a coach, he has won three league titles with KCC FC in 2007/08, 2012/13 & 2013/14.
He also boosts of one Uganda Cup crown which he won with Victors FC in 2010.
He has coached KCC FC, Victors FC, Fire Masters and Azam FC.