KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has thrown in a towel after his side’s elimination from Stanbic Uganda Cup.
The Lugogo-based side suffered a 1-0 loss against Bright Stars, with Noordin Bunjo scoring off the bench, a result that sent KCCA packing.
After the loss, Byekwaso confirmed his resignation with the press and what followed was a bitter exchange with KCCA FC CEO Anisha Muhoozi who wanted to calm him down.
“I have taken my decision as a coach to go. I have resigned because I am seeing player power in my team,” Byekwaso said to the press.
“I can’t continue facing such situations, we train well and give every player a role to do, but once a player doesn’t respect that role, it brings that disorganization into the team.
“I can’t go on. There are still good things for the Club to chase, they are still chasing the league title.
“It’s time to give another person to take on the team.”
With a successive Uganda Cup exit against Bright Stars, and recent poor form in the league, Byekwaso was a dead man walking.
In July 2021, Byekwaso was handed a three-year contract until June 2024!
That was after he was elevated from assistant to head coach until the end of the 2020/21 season after the club parted ways with manager Mike Mutebi in March 2021.
Byekwaso, is a former KCCA FC player and was part of Matia Lule and George Best Nsimbe’s back room staff at KCCA FC.
What Next For KCCA?
The fans had already showed their discontentment with Coach Byekwaso in the lead up to the Bright Stars game after a string of poor results.
Against Maroons, the fans came in black attire to show their frustration on the club’s direction.
Few came to Kavumba for the Bright Stars game as frustration continued to mount.
After going a goal down, KCCA had a chance to level matters from the spot but Simon Kankonde saw his penalty saved.
The fans and Byekwaso wanted Moses Waiswa to take the penalty, but the midfielder shied away and left the responsibility to the Congolese.
And at full-time, Shaban Muhammad who was earlier taken off alongside Waiswa and Geoffrey Wasswa, wanted to go physical with Kankonde over the penalty incident.
And as Morley stood in the middle of the centre with Team Doctor Ivan Ssewanyana, a lot was brewing in the dressing room.
Saka Mpiima, part of Morley’s backroom staff, was heard giving the players stick. And showed his disappointment in their display and allowing Kankonde to take the penalty.
KCCA are yet to make a statement, and it remains to be seen who of Byekwaso’s backroom staff will stay.
And the big question still remains, who will sit into this hot seat.