Wasswa Bbosa, Express FC Coach Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Richard Wasswa Bbosa has resigned the head coaching duties at Uganda Premier League outfit Tooro United Football Club with immediate effect.

Bbosa confirmed his resignation on Wednesday evening moments after the club’s humbling 3-0 loss to Onduparaka at the Green Light Stadium, Arua.

“I have resigned as Tooro United Football Club head coach. In fact, I had already resigned before the kick-off of this match (against Onduparaka). Management has not been so supportive and I can not tolerate such conditions,” Bbosa noted after the match.

Richard Wasswa Bbosa is now unemployed Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The former Uganda Cranes holding midfielder has been with Tooro United FC since 2017 when the club was still known as Soana Football Club.

Before he crossed to Tooro United, he had previously had spells at Sports Club Villa and Express Football Club, as well as with the Uganda National U-23 team.

Last season, he guided the club to a respectable fourth-place finish, a feat that witnessed management renew his employment contract until 2020.

Tooro United shareholder Smart Obed and Wasswa Bbosa in a previous one on one engagement Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

This term, the club changed management with Smart “Akiiki” Obed handing over to Ssesanga at the very beginning of the 2019 – 2020 season.

Spelito Ssesanga handshakes former owner Smart Obed as CEO Tusiime looks on on 18th June 2019

Tooro has blown cold and hot posting inconsistent results home and away.

The 2-1 home loss to BUL at St Paul’s Seminary Playground weeks ago was envisaged by many as the beginning of misfortunes at the club.

Allegedly, players and officials demand close to three months in arrears of salaries and allowances.

To add insult to injury, training of the club has also been inconsistent because of the alleged unavailability of transport allowances.

The club only travelled over 500KM to Arua for the Onduparaka game on matchday and most of the players’ feet were swollen.

Wasswa Bbosa (second from right) resigned from Tooro United. The fate of his assistants remains unknown at large Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Who could take over?

Assistant coach Eric Ndifuna could temporarily take over the club but it remains unclear whether he will stay at the club because he is Bbosa’s right-hand man for a long time.

Other available options include Alex Mulibanga Gitta and Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, both of whom remain unattached to any top tier club.

Efforts to talk to the top club managers turned futile after their known phone contacts could not be easily available.

Tooro United FC will face Mbarara City on Sunday at the St Paul Seminary Playground on 3rd November 2019.

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

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