SC Villa appointed Douglas Bamweyana as the new club coach. He is set to work with Sam Timbe and Simon Mugerwa as Technical Director and Assistant coach respectively.
The trio are are tasked with reforming the club to regain its lost glory. Villa are the record league winners with 16 championships.
Bamweyana replaces Coach Basena who left the club without winning a single game from eight league attempts.
I’m totally excited about the challenge to restore our club to its rightful football place – at the top,” noted Coach Bamweyana in an exclusive interview with this website.
I haven’t a thread of doubt; I bring excellent problem solving skills to turn things around. But most importantly; the beauty, quality and assuredness – in the style of play that will make each and every one of our fans proud & the opposition ‘grin with envy’.”
The club is rotting at the foot of the table – third from the bottom with four points. Villa’s draws came against Kirinya Jinja, URA, Bright Stars and Tooro United. The club lost to KCCA, Vipers, Mbarara and Onduparaka FC.
Bamweyana, on his main targets, revealed:
I don’t exactly have any immediate targets set, but it’s obvious that we need to change the current results trend at our club,”
“Its true that we’ve lost some ground – up to this date. However, the league is a marathon and there’s a lot of points to try and accumulate.
“All teams will drop points. We just can’t afford to drop more points than the leading pack across the season.”
Bamweyana will look to squeeze strong performance from a weak Villa roster (on paper) day in day out.
Captained by Ambrose Kirya, the team has failed to execute on offense with players like Joseph Ssemujju and Derrick Ndahiro yet to live as advertised.
Mutanda Bashir has scored four goals for the club and he will be Bamweyana’s source of goals. The coach will hope the best from new signings Pius Wangi, Albert Mugisa, Shafic Bakaki, Savio Kabugo among others.
Speaking on where he sees the club in the shortest time from now, he revealed: “This all revolves around professionalism. We intend to be the model professional club in the shortest time possible. The management is very keen on this and I’m thrilled to have such a visionary leadership around the club to work with.”
It should be noted that Bamweyana’s recent stint was at Express FC where he joined the club in 2017 to replace Mathias Lule.
At Express FC, he saw the club through nine games – Lost five, won and drew twice apiece before he was fired by Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, club chairperson then.
On menu for Bamweyana and SC Villa is a short trip to Wankulukuku to face struggling Nyamityobora FC on 30th December.
The club will then face Maroons and Ndejje University before Express FC in a crunch Kampala derby.