On Thursday morning, news about SC Villa Coach Moses Basena’s resignation from the role, circulated allover the Press and social media.
The news was greatly fuelled by close sources at both the club and coach which confirmed that the boss had thrown in a towel.
Reports claimed that the embattled coach had told some of his players that he had stepped down, shortly after the team’s 2-2 draw with Tooro United.
When we contacted Villa CEO James Serebe to confirm the development, he stated that the club has not received any formal communication from Coach Basena about resigning.
He however added that in case of any new developments, the club will make communications via it’s usual channels – Facebook and Twitter.
Earlier in the morning (Thursday), coach Basena refused to comment about the matter when reached by this website.
Basena Has Failed To Live To Expectations
Coach Basena was appointed at Villa imat the end of July this year, to fill a void left behind by Wasswa Bbossa who crossed over to Tooro United.
This, was Basena’s second stint as the Villa coach.
His immediate task was to assemble a competitive team from scratch, following a great trek of players that had been at the club from past seasons.
At the start of the season, Villa picked a point on the road – The side draw 2-2 away to Kirinya Jinja SS. The team failed to get a goal in their next two matches, losing to Onduparaka (0-1) in Namboole and drawing goalless with Bright Stars in Mwererwe.
Basena’s side, as expected lost to Vipers before sharing spoils with Ssimbwa’s URA with both games at Namboole. The side lost back to back games against Mbarara and KCCA to hit rock bottom.
On Wednesday, as earlier written above, Villa squandered a lead on either half to draw with Tooro in Buhinga.
The club is currently in 14th with four points (4 losses, 4 draws).
Next for the club is a league engagement with Nyamityobora in the first week of December, at Wankulukuku.
It should be noted that Basena had a coaching training programme in the USA recently.
Beside Villa, he had spells with KCCA, UPDF, URA FC, Kiira Young, Makerere University team and Samba SC in Tanzania.