Nimrod Charles Kintu during an interview Credit: George Katongole


At Kataka Football Club, Nimrod Charles Kintu joins head coach Godfrey “Toldo” Awachango who has been working alongside Martin Munyenye and legendary former striker Ibrahim Maruti.

Immensely gifted and experienced football scout-cum-coach Nimrod Charles Kintu has switched allegiance to Mbale in Eastern Uganda.

Kintu is expected to beef up the technical docket at FUFA Big League outfit Kataka Football Club for the second half of the 2022-2023 season.

At Kataka Football Club, he joins head coach Godfrey “Toldo” Awachango who has been working alongside Martin Munyenye and Mbale Heroes legend Ibrahim Maruti.

“Mbale has been my second home away from home. Kataka Football Club itself is home as well. I am happy to serve whenever given opportunity” Kintu who has now worked for close to 24 yeas in the football industry revealed.

Nimrod Charles Kintu

By the time of his arrival in Mbale city, Kintu has been confined in Kampala at St Andrew’s Kaggwa – Gombe High and at Bukedea based Amus College.

The decision to work in Mbale could be envisaged as a blessing to Amus College given the proximity of Mbale to Bukedea via-a-vis the close relationship between the two parties in the box (Kataka and Amus College).

Over the years, Kintu has also worked closely with the Amus College director Hon Patrick Isiagi Opolot.

His unquestionable knowledge of the beautiful game and experience will matter a great deal for Kataka who 11 points are adrift from the leaders Kitara at the half-way stage of the second division league.

Amus College Bukedea players receive instructions from coach Nimrod Kintu during the 2022 USSSA Football competition in Arua city Credit: George Katongole

For starters, Kintu featured at KCC (now KCCA) and Nile Football Club under age sides before he played club football at Ntinda, Naguru and later Iganga Town Council in the treasured Uganda Premier League.

At his prime, he also featured for the Uganda U-17 national team (The Cubs).

Huge wealth of experience in technical docket:

Kintu has witnessed everything through the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big league, regional tier divisions, secondary schools and universities football competitions.

His parent school Kololo Secondary School, Ntinda View, Amus College, Old Kampala and lately St Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High (Kawaala) are some of the secondary institutions he had handled.Kintu is holder of a CAF high level coaching and fitness certificate.

He coached in the Uganda Premier League at Gaba United (Top TV).

He has also handled FUFA Big League clubs as Kataka (Mbale), Ntinda United, Naguru as well as regional sides Kamwokya United and Front Page as well as Kataka.Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Bugema and Kyambogo universities were once coached by Kintu as well as underage sides Friends of Football (FOF) and Kampala Kids League (KKL).

Kintu with his two sons at Luzira playground, Kampala

Kintu has a keen odd scouting eye with the ability to identify potentially talented players, who can be further developed into great products right from infantry to schools, clubs, under-age national sides to the Uganda Cranes and professional environs.

Besides playing and coaching football, Kintu has also been active in the sports media at TOP Television and Akaboozi Ku Bbiri in the commentary of matches and analysis.

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

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