Simon Mugerwa recently left Masaka S.S for Buddo S.S Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Simon Mugerwa recently left Masaka S.S for Buddo S.S Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Days after completing his transfer to Buddo Secondary School from Masaka S.S, football coach Simon Mugerwa has heaped praise unto his former pay masters.

For starters, Mugerwa resigned as Masaka S.S head coach after serving the school christened as ‘Aga Khan’.

Mugerwa particularly appreciates the players he has handled in his 5 year tenure, fellow technical staff at the school and the school administrators particularly the head teacher Hajji Musa Mpuugu and sports master Meddie Sserwadda.

The message of Mugerwa’s glowing tribute in full:

After much thought and prayer, I have decided to resign as Head Football Coach at Masaka Secondary School.

The past 5 years have been an incredible journey, and I am sad to see them end, but I believe everything happens for a reason.

I cannot thank enough the leadership at Masaka Secondary School, specifically Hajji Musa Mpungu Musoke for the opportunity he gave me when I was chosen among the many to lead this team as a coach and for believing in my vision and granting me this fantastic opportunity.

Secondly let me thank the Sports Director Mr.Sserwadda Meddie,you take a special place in my heart for all the good things your have done for me during our time together in the department.

You went beyond from being my boss to being a close friend and mentor for I have learnt a lot from you and I know I will continue seeking for your advise.

Masaka Secondary School is a special place, and their leadership has been invaluable. Trust the process, as they will hire the best person for this job.

I want to thank my fantastically loyal assistant coaches Brian Ssenyondo, Augustine Walusimbi, Eddie Ssemakula and Andrew Kiweewa for all the time they have put in at different stages over the past 5 years.

These guys are in it for the right reasons and have helped make Masaka ss Football the great game it has been since 2013-2017.

They have put in countless hours scouting, training sessions and game planning and mentoring.

I know they will continue to be impactful leaders in the football community.

I want to thank the teaching staff at masaka ss especially those that sat on the golden table for the love and support you have always showed me wherever I have been amongst you ,will always love you and will also thank the non teaching staff at Masesco especially the kitchen department for the support and love you have always showed me and my boys during this period of service to the great school.

It was always after that special meal you prepared for the boys that they got the energy to outwit the opponents at ease.bravo bravo to the kitchen department.

I want to thank the students of Masaka Secondary School through the years 2013-2017 for the unending love you have always showed me during the years,it was because of your enthusiasm and love of your school team that made me work tirelessly to achieve the success we have always achieved during the different tournaments we have won.

The highlight was the overwhelming reception we received on our return from Rwanda after winning the East African schools championship. Bravo bravo

I would also thank our lovely fans and all those that belong to community’s around that love and cherish the name masaka ss for you have always left your jobs to travel long distances in Rwanda, Gulu, Soroti, Hoima, Kenya and everywhere we have travelled to show love for your team and be our twelveth player on the field of play. Bravo Bravo.

Finally and most importantly, I want to thank every single player I had the opportunity to coach and train. I hope you learned as much from me as I did from you!

I have been blessed to coach a great group of guys who gave it everything they have.

We have spent countless hours together from camps, team meals, practices, games, travelling etc. I will always remember the effort you have always put in all the trophies we have won together in these 5 years (4 district Trophies, 4regional Trophies,2 UMEA trophies, Buganda Cup,and most importantly the East Africa FEASSA Tophy 2015).

I have invested everything I have in this job, my heart and soul, and seeing the players shine has been by far the most rewarding.

We have been through incredible highs and some challenges, but no one quit, pointed fingers, or became malcontents.

The Masesco Family is built on core values that transcend the pitch and I am even more proud of what our young men have accomplished off the field in the community, and for each other as brothers and teammates. I love you all and I am excited to see the great things you accomplish in your future.

I look forward to watching Masaka Ss football continue to grow and expect big things in the coming season. I am disappointed that I have failed to win you the only trophy missing in the trophy cabinet that is COPA COCACOLA but I know I day one someone will make it for Masesco.

As my journey ends here, another journey will begin. Just as I tell you guys to “Trust the Process”, I too must “Trust the Process”

Lastly let me use this forum to apologize to all those people I have annoyed and angered in the moments when I wanted to take Masaka S.S team to the top.please for forgive me for I did that for the love of my job.

Will always stay as Masaka S.S number one fan for as long as you don’t play my team.

Long live Masesco. Aluta Continua

At Buddo S.S, he joins newly appointed Uganda U-17 assistant coach Hamza Lutalo.

Both coaches are CAF ‘C’ licence holders.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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