For the first time since November 26, 2014, Abdallah Mubiru and George ‘Best’ Nsimbe were re-united on the same job.
This is after Vipers appointed Mubiru as Head Coach of Vipers on Monday relegating Nsimbe to the assistant role as the club began preparations for the forthcoming season.
The duo was tremendous for KCCA as they won back to back league titles (2012/13 & 2013/14) and also reached the finals of the Uganda Cup before Nsimbe left for Azam leaving Mubiru to steer the team to third on the log but reach the Cup finals again.
Then, Nsimbe was the Head Coach with Mubiru his junior but the two re-unite in swapped roles.
For starters, this has left many a people scratching their heads on how Mubiru is now above Nsimbe but the answer is simple.
Mubiru more qualified than Nsimbe
By winning the Uganda Cup last season, Vipers earned a ticket to represent Uganda in the CAF Confederations Cup next year and CAF regulations require a CAF ‘A’ License Holder to be the superior.
Mubiru holds that whilst Nsimbe is a grade below, CAF B with Edward Golola, now third in pecking order with CAF C.
The two exhibited high level of respect for each other while at KCCA and same is expected at their new home as Mubiru was quoted by Daily Monitor.
“I have maximum respect for my brother Nsimbe. I’m going to be professional enough so that the gap between the boss and deputy is not visible,” he said.
We have worked together before. He knows my strengths and weaknesses and so do I. Besides, we complement each other.
Nsimbe, three times league champion with KCCA and also Uganda Cup winner on two occasions expects no qualms.
He is more qualified than me. I treated him well while we won two trophies at KCCA and I hope he will reciprocate that love.
Complement each other well
Nsimbe and Mubiru duly complement each other and believe, they are good for a young squad like Vipers.
First, Nsimbe is arguably the best man manager in the domestic game currently whilst not many coaches are disciplinarians as Mubiru.
On top of that, both men are tactical and listen to each other’s advice as witnessed in their trophy laden period at Lugogo.
Like Mulindwa emphasized on player discipline, he couldn’t get a better servant than the ex-Proline man to ensure that.
Stable management at Vipers
The pressure of football management and demands from owners and supporters and media now means coaches have not gotten enough time to implement their philosophy but if history doesn’t change, Vipers always offer time to coaches.
It’s what Mubiru and Nsimbe need but still, they need to win things to earn time.