By James Bakama
KAMPALA - Former Cranes star David Obua says KCC Football Club will go places with Jennifer Musisi in charge of Kampala.
“That lady is doing a great job. And most importantly she is not a liar like most Ugandans in influential places,” said the ex-international.
The former Scotland based player believes Uganda would have a very strong league if other government institutions emulated Musisi.
“I wish teams like URA, Police and Simba would have similar commitment to football like Musisi.” You can see that her heart and soul is on improving the city and the club.”
Obua is speaking from a position of strength having been with the Lugogo club for most of last season. But as the club re-organises its playing staff and technical personnel, fans are keen to know whether Obua will be considered.
Under the club’s previous coach Abdallah Mubiru, Obua not only trained with the team, but was also at hand to give the players tips. On whether he would take up a place on the team’s technical staff, Obua was quick to say no.
“I don’t have the credentials. I am not a trained coach. I don’t like being an imposter.”
Jennifer Musisi unveils Mike Mutebi (L) and Sam Ssimbwa (2nd right) as manager and assistant manager of KCCA FC. (Credit: Michael Nsubuga)
Obua, who got injured while travelling with the club to Ntungamo for the Uganda Cup final, has since the appointment of new managers Mike Mutebi and Sam Ssimbwa not been at Lugogo.
He says he will return to Lugogo the moment his knee gets better.
“I just love talking to the boys. They need a lot of mental assistance. There is nothing as refreshing as a player saying you helped to improve his career.”
He is full of praises for the club’s new coaches.
“Mutebi and Ssimbwa are great coaches. Mubiru also tried his best.”
On whether he has Obua in his programme, Mutebi said that would depend on the former Cranes midfielder’s plans.
“I don’t know what his plans are. I have not seen him around since we were appointed, “said Mutebi.
Mutebi says all Obua has to do if he wants to be part of the team, is to approach the two managers. Obua could not say whether he has plans of playing active club football again.
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