URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa has admitted to still having a deep admiration for his former club KCCA FC, fuelling speculation that he could return to the club.
Ssimbwa has been linked to a potential return to the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo at the end of the season as a replacement to Mike Mutebi who was sacked by the club in March.
The KCCA FC legend was voted Pilsner Coach of the Month for March on Thursday – the third in his time at URA – after a brilliant month with the club where they won all five of their league games.
Ssimbwa spoke of holding ‘deep affection for the club’ and that the possibility of returning to the club one day ‘is not a taboo’.
“It is not a taboo if I go back to KCCA,” Ssimbwa told media before adding; “I belong there, I belong to the club.”
“And I cannot hide it even my bosses (at URA FC) know that because they asked me which team I support and I boldly told them I support KCCA.”
“However, I do not want to speculate now and this does not mean that I am joining the club because I have had a 20-year coaching career and I have not been coaching the club on every other occasion.”
“I love the club and we have a deep emotional connection because it is where I had the best days of my playing career and I have contributed greatly to the success in one way or the other,” Ssimbwa continued.
“However, despite my deep affection for them, I also hold bad feelings about them specifically the act of sacking Mike Mutebi with three months to the end of his contract, I was deeply hurt by that,” he said.
Ssimbwa has been in charge of the Kasasiro Boys on three different occasions in his career with the latest coming in 2015 as he led a rebuild together with Mutebi.
But he ousted 10-months into their reign after an audio of him was leaked claiming that he could even influence results if it meant his beloved KCCA were on the winning end.
His current contract with URA is expected to lapse in June with the Tax Collectors still coy on handing him a new contract.
KCCA, on the other hand, is still in the search of a new coach and with doubts over care-taker manager Morley Byekwaso following the manner of his defeat to Ssimbwa’s URA starting to creep in, the situation may provide enough ground for the club to turn to him.
But before a decision on Ssimbwa’s future is made, he is still intent on winning URA their first league title since 2011.
The Tax Collectors who are joint top with champions Vipers SC on 36 points host BUL Bidco at the Arena of Visions on Friday.