URA Unveil Ibrahim Kirya as New Head Coach

Uganda Revenue Authority football club have officially unveiled Ibrahim Kirya as their new head coach replacing Kefa Kisala who was sacked on Monday morning.

The new club chairperson James Kiiza  who also officially assumed office today unveiled Kirya as the team’s head coach on a three year deal  in a press briefing held on Wednesday at the URA headquarters in Nakawa, buy Kampala.

Kiiza indicated the club’s recent performance was appalling and thus as the executive, physician they agreed to have a change in the technical team.

“The URA board sat on Sunday 26th February 2017 and analyzed the team’s performance in relation to the league and Uganda cup, we found that the performance was below average,” said Kiiza.

“The board opted for a change of head coach so that the club’s interests can be achieved, and that is why we have brought on board Mr. Ibrahim Kirya,” he added.

URA FC find themselves languishing in the 5th position in the league winning just five games and drawing a record 12 games despite the massive recruitment that the club did both at the start of the league and during the mid-transfer season.

The club President indicated that Kirya’s first task at hand is to make sure URA win the 2017 Uganda cup and also improve on their position in the league.

“We have tasked him to make sure that we end the season with silverware and thus the target is to win the Uganda cup and improve our current league position,” Kizza noted.


A delighted Kirya promised full commitment to his new job and promised to uplift the team’s performance.

“I’m happy for the chance given to me to lead and coach a gallant and winning team like URA. I promise to work to my best ability and help the club return to winning ways,” he said.

This is the second time that Kirya is coaching at URA albeit his initial stint, he served as an assistant coach to Alex Isabirye in 2010 before having spells at SC Villa and Lweza where he has been.

Kirya will continue working with the old backroom staff with James Odoch and Saddiq Wassa as his assistant and goalkeeping coach respectively. His first game in charge will be on 7th March against Sadolin Paints at Mandela National stadium.

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