Newly appointed URA FC interim head coach Simeon Masaba has pledged to showcase a beautiful and industrious brand of football while on the continent. This he said in an interview with the club media team following his unveiling to his new role.
The legend and former club captain was named as a replacement to his now predecessor Sam Simbwa who left the club two month ago following the expiry of his employment contract.
Masaba’s massive delight was extremely vivid as manifested in his approach to the question during the interview:
“I feel good to be the head coach here for a moment at least and I would imagine my family is happy for me. My goal is to see that the club achieves great success both locally and on the continent and the fact that we are back on the continent is a good starting point.”
The former club captain would also spare some time to wax lyrical about the great work done by his predecessor in mentoring him to be a top coach and for his great service to the Tax Collectors on behalf of his bosses.
Speaking highly about his unending love for the club was more or less a no-brainer as he highlighted his critical following of the activities at URA FC even when he wasn’t directly part of management.
He would use the same platform to thank and appreciate all efforts to support the activities at the club by the fans, management and all stakeholders of URA who he described as the unsung heroes in the club’s success.
His most immediate task will however see the Uganda U23 Kobs Assistant coach take charge of the team ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup that is scheduled to kick-off the next month.
Masaba will have to do so while integrating young talent into the squad as this seems to be the new direction that the club is taking.
“I hope that we can integrate young players into the system. A strong team can be built from an inclusive point of view where the younger players and experienced players compliment each other.” He passionately said.
In support of this, the club promoted Uganda Hippos defender Simon Baligeya to the first team a month ago as their first signing of the transfer window. The player has since vowed to help the young talent at the club.
This is also important to mention that gaffer has previously had coaching roles at Uganda Premier League sides Wakiso Giants and Onduparaka, before rejoining the backroom staff of URA in October last year. He brings experience to the table.
The club remain adamant that they are in a process to recruit a new head coach despite his appointment on an interim basis. We still anxiously watch the space.