Reigning FUFA Big League champions Maroons FC have dismissed reports that they have sacked long serving coach Asaph Mwebaze.
The tactician wasn’t on the touchline as the club drew 1-1 with SC Victoria University on the final day of round one of the premier league as well as the game against Bright Stars prompting the media to think he was relieved of his duties.
However, the club in a strong worded statement signed by CEO Innocent Oguda denied the claims saying;
“Mwebaze took a break from work and as a result was not present for the Bright Stars and Sports Club Victoria University game on Tuesday,” read part of the statement.
““Mwebaze has helped the club twice return to the national league, we respect him and we are still employing his service. He is set to return,” it added.
The club also revealed how much they respect a coach who has on two occasions guided them to promotion to the top division.
“The prisons club has great respect for Mwebaze who has twice helped the club return to the national league.”
Maroons ended the first round bottom of the log with nine points and only a single victory and they admit it was a poor show but still maintain faith in Mwebaze.
“As a professional football club we did struggle in the first round of the Azam Uganda Premier League but our talents are cherished and we cannot just do away with an individual whose services we still employ.”
“We at Maroons FC have a great football tradition and we seek to maintain this tradition through our coaching staff and players, to keep the values plus history of the club alive and remain in the league as is the desire of the club and its fans.”