Bulemeezi Saaza head coach Simon Peter Mugerwa was on Monday evening suspended from the FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru for violating the camp rules and regulations.
Mugerwa left the camp without the Masaza Cup organizing committee’s consent which is contrary to the guidelines that aim at restricting the mixing up with the untested local communities.
“No visitors will be allowed in the camp. No player and official will be allowed to leave the camp without Masaza Cup Organizing Committee (MCOC) clearence. Permission to leave shall be based on highly exceptional cases. Defiant players and officials will be expelled from the camp,” reads Rule No.21 of the 2020 Masaza Cup tournament.
In an exclusive interview with ChimpReports, Mugerwa disclosed that he couldn’t miss his club duties at Uganda Premier League entity Soltilo Bright Stars who are the monthly paymasters.
“Club duty comes first, I couldn’t miss the second club game because they are my monthly pay masters,” Bulemeezi Saaza Coach Simon Peter Mugerwa told this website.
He added, “I left camp to attend to club duties for game against MYDA. The club had lost its previous game against Express FC (2-1) and there is no need for error against MYDA and Wakiso Giants.”
Mugerwa was on the touchline when his Bulemeezi Ssaza team drew 1-1 with Butambala in the opening game of this year’s edition.
Chimpreports understands that Mugerwa will only return to the camp after undergoing a negative COVID-19 test by the Central Public Health Laboratory.
During his absence, Yusuf Kinene will handle the team’s recovery training sessions prior to their next Butikkiro group game against Ssingo on Thursday.
Ssingo Ssaza team chairman Uthman Wasswa is another official who was expelled from the camp on the same grounds.