Steven Bengo has joined SC Villa as part of the club’s coaching staff, The-SportsNation sources have learnt.
Bengo, a former SC Villa captain who also graduated through the Jogoo Young ranks, was part of the team’s training as they kicked off their season preparations on Monday.
He won two Uganda Cup (Kakungulu) with the Jogoos in 2009 and 2015.
Andy Mwesigwa, the club’s Technical Director, has also added his elder brother Robert ‘Kiyenje’ Mukasa as the goalkeeping coach.
Jackson Magera is still the acting interim coach, and he was earlier told by Club President Omar Mandela to retain the role until they find a suitable candidate.
Reports suggest that the club has been in advanced talks with former coach Mike Mutebi, and a deal is very ripe.
The club is having their season training at Mandela’s East High School.
Gavin Kizito, Travis Mutyaba and Kenneth Ssemakula didn’t attend Monday’s training with the said players linked to deals elsewhere.
Goalkeeper Martin Elungat was also present at the club’s training but he is yet to be announced as their new signing.
The Club is reportedly set to let goalkeeper Joseph Yiga, a Uganda Cup hero against Express, leave.
We are still cooking – Bazirengedde
SC Villa’s Villa President Muhammad Bazirengedde said that the appointments will be made through their official communication channel.
“We are still cooking, let’s just patient, we will release a press release soon,” Bazirengedde commented when asked by this website about the position of Bengo on the team.
On Mike Mutebi matters, he stated: “But as far as I am concerned, the club has not invited anyone to apply for the head coach job and we have not advertised yet, and that is as far as I know.”