Wasswa Bbosa is gone according to Express FC who confirmed the news on the club’s website.
The message by the club on Monday after read;
“The club would like to thank Wasswa Bbosa for his dedication and memories, most notable of those include winning the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (2020/2021) for the first time in 12 years and the CECAFA Kagame Cup, the first ever in the club’s history.
Express FC wish Wasswa Bbosa the best of luck in his future engagements.
The club also confirms that assistant coach James Odoch will take over in interim capacity until the end of the current season and will be assisted by goalkeeper coach Daniel Kiwanuka.”
Wasswa Bbosa has left as a hero after securing a double with the Uganda Premier League and the CECAFA championship. It is not an easy task.
The outgoing Express FC coach was fished from Toro United. He has been the story behind the new change at Wankulukuku under Chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka and club CEO Isaac Mwesigwa.
The soft spoken coach broke the monopoly city rivals KCCA FC and Vipers SC enjoyed in the recent times.
He leaves at a time the club are struggling to come to terms with the competition the top two giants have put up at the summit of the league.
Wasswa Bbosa is also leaving at a time when the club’s best player Eric Kambale is playing hide and seek games with management.
Sources at the club said the player sought for greener pastures outside the country but did not come to fruition.
It said the player returned to the country unhappy after the deal fell through. Whether or not the player did not come to terms with his club on the transfer fee remain a question for the club.
But Kambale according to sources at the club, has refused to train. Express FC needed a late goal from George Ssenkaba to rescue a point from struggling Toro United.
Wasswa Bbosa has managed 8 draws in as many games with the club’s push for the title collapsing with the latest two results against Toro United and Bright Stars which all ended in draws.
The poor run of form has left the Wankulukuku outfit distant 10 points from table-topping Vipers SC.
The club lost their shirt sponsors and can’t continue to lose ground on the pitch if they are to attract funds.
The club will settle for Wasswa Bbosa’s assistant Odoch to see off the season. Sam Ssimbwa is without a job after falling out with URA FC management and has enjoyed success at the club.
If Express FC are to compete at the highest level again, they may need to sound him out early to prepare for next season.
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