By Allan Damba
BUL Bidco has suspended head coach Arthur Kyesimira from his job after Saturday’s 1-0 derby defeat against Busoga United.
According to the Daily Monitor, club chairman Ronald Barente asked the coach to step aside for an indefinite period with the board expected to meet soon and decide on his future.
It is understood that Kyesimira bid farewell to some of his players after the derby defeat and was a no-show for the team’s training sessions on Monday.
According to reports from Jinja, Dan Kabale BUL’s youth team coach and Noah “Babadi” Kasule took charge of Monday afternoon sessions.
Further reports indicate that Alex Isabirye who recently left his role at Kyetume is expected to replace Kyesimira.
Busoga United’s versatile star-man Ivan Wani’s header left BUL in 10th position on 24 points, just five above Kyetume FC who occupy the final relegation place dragging them into relegation talk.
Kyesimira assumed office in February 2020 signing a two-year contract. He guided them to sixth place by the time the league was curtailed following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
This season in the league, Kyesimira has racked up 24 points, winning just seven and losing 10 in 20 outings. His team has scored 25 and conceded on 32 occasions.
Overall, since February last year, he has been in charge of 25 games, winning nine and losing 13. In the process, his team has managed to find the net 34 times shipping in 41 goals.
For the huge funding, they get from the oil and soap company, the expectations were always going to be high.
The board believes last season’s improvement was supposed to be a yardstick for further progress something Kyesimira has fallen short of.
Daily Monitor reports that BUL FC runs on a whooping UGX. 1.5 billion budget which is only surpassed by KCCA FC’s UGX 2.2 billion and URA’s UGX 1.8 billion.