Mike Mutebi on the KCCA touchline at Lugogo. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Mike Hillary Mutebi registered his 150th win as KCCA FC manager in all competitions since returning to the club in 2015. This came on Tuesday as the Lugogo outfit laboured to beat Kyetume FC at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Bright Anukani scored the solitary goal of the game to help KCCA FC overcome a resilient Kyetume FC side. Victory takes them to 26 points and move to 4th place.

Wakiso Giants captain Hassan Ssenyonjo closes down on KCCA’s Bright Anukani Credit: KCCA FC Media

Mutebi returned for a fourth stint at the club at the start of the 2015/16 season when he was appointed alongside Sam Ssimbwa but the latter was dumped midway the first season.

Sam Ssimbwa and Mike Mutebi during their first game at KCCA in 2015 against Sadolin Paints FC Credit: Aisha Nakato

Since then he has been in charge of 243 games, winning 150, drawing 55 and losing 38 which gives him a winning percentage of 61.7%.

Breakdown of the games

  • Uganda Premier League -158
  • Uganda Cup -30
  • CAF Champions League – 18
  • CAF Confederation Cup – 16
  • FUFA Super Cup – 4
  • Pilsner Super 8 – 6
  • CECAFA Kagame Cup – 11

Breakdown of the 150 wins

  • Uganda Premier League -95
  • Uganda Cup -26
  • CAF Confederation Cup – 7
  • CAF Champions League -7
  • FUFA Super Cup – 3
  • Pilsner Super 8 – 5
  • CECAFA Kagame Cup – 7

Mutebi first joined the technical team at Lugogo as an assistant coach to Fred Mugisha in 1994, replacing Peter Wandyette. This is after he retired from football prematurely due to a nagging knee injury.

However, he resigned before the season ended and moved to rivals SC Villa in a bid to revive his playing career but still things did not move on well.

After two years, he returned to Lugogo this time as the head coach replacing Paul Ssali. In his first season, he helped KCCA FC finish second behind 1996 Champions Express FC.

With KCCA FC chasing for the title in 1997, Mutebi surprisingly threw in the towel citing interference and it was Tom Lwanga who finished the season guiding them to a league triumph.

His third stint came in 2003 this time as a technical director with Abbey Nassur as head coach. When the latter was side-lined by the club, Mutebi took over as coach and helped the team reach the final of Uganda Cup in 2004.

He, however, threw in the towel on the eve of the final against Express FC, leaving his assistant Robert Kabuye who helped the team to lift the Cup.

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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