Coach Edward Kaziba attributes SC Villa's form to teamwork
Villa finished third in the league behind champions Vipers and second-placed KCCA with 46 points despite struggling to pay players wages.
"It was teamwork despite problems within the camp such as delayed payment of wages. I had to bring the team together and above all, I have my own philosophy of play and I selected players who fitted the style. The players were committed and as a parent, I approached and talked to them and we solved problems together as a family. I listen to them, and we work hand in hand with both players and the technical bench," Kaziba said.
"When I arrived at Villa, I told the top administration to keep me away from the pressure of the fans and not interfere with the team".
Kaziba arrived at SC Villa park from the national women football team - Crested Cranes, where he was an assistant coach one.
"I came to SC Villa with an experience just having coached at Standard High school for almost 16 years and having acquired my CAF A, B, C coaching certificates. This helped me with a lot of knowledge and confidence. So coming to coach a club like Villa that has a lot of supporters with a lot of expectations was easy", Kaziba added.
In his playing days, Kaziba featured for UCB, Tobacco FC, KCC, and Miracle where he then returned as a coach. However, in 2007, he was part of the Jogoo Young technical team where he coached players such as Emmanuel Okwi, Godfrey Walusimbi, and Joseph Mpande among others.