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Coach Noah Mugerwa Settling into Life at Kimanya

Former Busiro Ssaza team head coach Noah Mugerwa after confirmation is certainly settling into life in Masaka. The tactician landed a new coaching role at 2018 Copa Coca-Cola finalists and Masaka based Blessed Sacrament Kimanya, leaving Uganda Martyrs University.

Mugerwa whose contract at the University ran out in September 2019, was appointed by the school’s headteacher, Allan Muwonge rejoining the side for a second stint on a three year contract running until 2023.

The outspoken gaffer who also managed the same side in 2016 works alongside Ssentongo Gonzaga and Nsubuga Peter as his immediate assistant and goalkeepers’ coaches respectively.

ChimpReports caught up with the man at the helm in an exclusive interview inquiring about life at Kimanya and his aspirations.

“I’m trying to promote and groom young coaches so I’m working with Ssentongo Gonzaga my assistant and Nsubuga Peter. These are up coming coaches and talented as well. As a coach, I want to build a team that will compete effectively and progress to the Nationals as Champions of Greater Masaka and also be among the first two teams to progress to the Copa Coca-Cola tournament,” Mugerwa disclosed.

The wave also saw the appointment of Robert Akubira as the new games teacher replacing Steven Lukyamuzi as confirmed by the school headteacher Allan Muwonge.

Mugerwa remains confident that he made the right move and projects a brighter future for the school team.

“The National Post Primaries event is a good Championship which has scouted a lot of talent and as I coach, I regard it as the best talent searching event that has produced National team materials. The school has had better records in the past and as a coach, I will try to restore the lost glory,” said an optimistic Mugerwa.

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Before the Coronavirus lockdown, Kimanya had registered two victories and one defeat in the 2020 Copa Coca-Cola regional Qualifiers.

On his debut, Mugerwa surrendered a two goal lead to suffer a 3-2 defeat at hands of Exodus College Masaka in the National Post Primaries group D regional qualifiers.

However, Kimanya went on to register two successive victories against Ronald Lukungu’s side NUMASA SS and Mandela SS, topping the group with six points before the lockdown.

In the history of the schools’ tournament, Blessed Sacrament played in the 2018 Copa Coca-Cola finals in Mbarara before loosing 1-0 to Buddo SS under coach Simon Peter Mugerwa.

The School also lost 2-0 to St Mary’s Kitende in the 2016 Copa Coca-Cola semifinals in Soroti despite winning the classification game 5-4 against Masaka SS in the post match penalties to finish 3rd overall.

Mugerwa holds vast experience having coached in the Masaza Cup tournament, University Football League and different schools during the Schools Championship.

His school coaching CV boosts of stints at Lisa High School- Lugazi, Bujuuko High School – Mityana, Cambridge Kyengera, Lubiri SS, Welden School Mbarara, Pride School Mpigi and Blessed Sacrament Kimanya.

In Masaza Cup competitions, he has had stints at Butambala, Kabula (2014 and 2017), Singo (2015) as an assistant to Shafik Bisaso before moving to Buddu (2016), Busujju (2018) and Busiro (2013 and 2019).

In the University Football League, he only managed one side in Uganda Martyrs University, a side he joined in 2018 before crossing to his new home Kimanya in January.

BSK Group D Regional Qualifiers Results

Blessed Sacramento 2-3 Exodus College Masaka
Blessed Sacramento 2-0 NUMASA High School
Blessed Sacramento 5-0 Mandela SS

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