SC Villa's Shafik Bisaso issues instructions. He has made the Jogoos title contenders Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Bisaso has been sacked by SC Villa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

SC Villa have sacked Coach Shafik Bisaso with immediate effect the club has confirmed.

The soft spoken tactician has been sacked five days after the club squandered a 2- goal lead against Lweza to draw 2-2 at Nakivubo.

The stalemate came a couple of days after club president Ben Immanuel Misagga had given Bisaso and his assistant Godfrey Ssekweyama (also sacked) an ultimatum of win or face the sword.

“We have ended our contractual agreement with him (Bisaso),” Misagga told Kawowo Sports. “He leaves together with his assistant (Godfrey Ssekweyama) with immediate effect,” he added.

Bbosa, Ssozi take over

Misagga also confirmed that former Express Coach, Wasswa Bbosa will now act as interim Head Coach assisted by club legend, Phillip Ssozi while Yusuf ‘Chuni’ Kyeyune retains his role as Technical Chairman.

Bbosa will act as interim coach with Ssozi his assistant. Chuni remains as Technical Chairman.”

Bisaso 6th coach to be sacked under Misagga

Despite turning the side into arguably the closest challengers to reigning champions KCCA, Bisaso faces the sword from the trigger hungry Misagga.

Since he became the club chairman a couple of years ago, Bisaso joins a list that has Steven Bogere, Sam Ssimbwa, Antonio Flores, Ibrahim Kirya and his Deo Sserwadda who were all sacked.

How SC Villa performed with Bisaso

Since his boss, Sserwadda was sacked after the 4-3 loss to Onduparaka in the Uganda Premier League, the former Proline coach has been in charge for 12 games in all competitions, won 6, lost 1 and drew 5 (lost one on penalties in the Uganda Cup).

The team has scored 21 goals and conceded 15 and kept just 5 clean sheets remaining second on the UPL log with 34 points, one adrift of leaders KCCA but with two games over the champions.


It was evident that Bisaso’s job was online the day the club named Wasswa Bbosa as ‘Associate Coach.’

It was a move not many fans welcomed and showed their discontent publicly on Saturday when the club drew 2-2 with Lweza at home to lose ground in the title race.

Instead of attacking Bisaso, they raged against Bbosa who they attacked with placards in support of who they think should be the right man (Bisaso) to manage the club.

They went further to indicate to Misagga that it would be wrong to sack Bisaso who they credit for turning the club into title contenders and retain Bbosa who they don’t only think is Express through and through but also say is not a better option.

Where this leaves the club remains a mystery but no doubt, Bbosa will find it difficult to manage this great club without the support of fans and don’t be caught off guard when the club continues its downward spiral on the log.

It evokes the memories of the days of Mike Mutebi at Villa Park who the fans were against and without the support and of course other factors (USL – FUFA wrangles), saw him leave the club.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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