From the time Morley Byekwaso was confirmed as KCCA FC manager on a three year deal before the start of the 2021/2022 season, everyone anxiously waited to see how his backroom staff would look.
There were concrete discussions between Byekwaso and either of Baker Mbowa and Asaph Mwebaze.
The latter two however, accused Byekwaso of breaking communication midway talks as he settled for Badru Kaddu and Richard Malinga, before reinforcing with former club captain, Ssaka Mpiima.
Malinga and Kaddu had worked with Byekwaso under Mike Mutebi’s reign, together with goalkeeping coach Moses Oloya.
Because of that, they were expected to hit the ground running with stellar performances and positive results.
But that has not been the case despite having a team to ably compete for results, last season KCCA FC finished second in the league, 18 points behind winners Vipers SC.
KCCA was also knocked out of the Stanbic Uganda at the round of 16 by Soltilo Bright Stars at home.
The observation was, Byekwaso was a good coach who needed a backroom staff for support because what he has in Kaddu, Mpiima and Malinga is not good enough.
According to sources close to the club, time and again Byekwaso was asked if he needed an assistant coach, and always said he was fine.
But, looks like the club wants to find a solution for a man who thinks he has everything under control.
Recently, Byekwaso faced the board and was asked to nominate potential candidates that could work with him as deputy.
To the surprise of the board members present, Byekwaso fronted Hussein Mbalangu.
Mbalangu has the CV having coached at Mbarara City, Arua Hills and in Somalia, but, anyone with yellow blood in their veins knows that he is not anywhere near being what KCCA is looking for, for a coach.
Byekwaso also fronted former club player and coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe and we are told the board has issues with his discipline and relationship with the players off duty.
Best has achieved success with KCCA FC in the past, he won three league titles as a KCCA FC coach, in 2008, 2012/2013 and in 2013/2014 season.
The source further told this website that at the meeting, board director Tom Lwanga fronted Charles ‘Kadidi’ Ssenyange, his assistant at the Parliament Football Team.
A name that was backed by another board member and club vice president Aggrey Ashaba.
Kadidi is a former KCCA player, Byekwaso’s senior at that and also a CAF B licenced coach, who understands the Kasasiro way – play to entertain and win with style.
Before the prematch press conference on Friday ahead of Saturday League opener with Wakiso Giants, Byekwaso and Kadidi bumped into each other at Lugogo.
Byekwaso was heard asking Kadidi if chairman (Martin Sekajja) had called him, to which the latter said ‘not yet.’
What this website can confirm is that there are talks going on and very soon, the club will introduce a new member on the technical team, with Kadidi the likeliest of names.