KCCA to hand Byekwaso three year contract

Morley Byekwaso is in pole position to be given the KCCA FC managerial job on a permanent basis, Football256 has learnt.

Byekwaso has been in charge of the Kasasiro Boys since replacing Mike Mutebi as the club’s caretaker boss in March 2020 after the club suffered their worst start to a season under the latter.

While there have been concerns over his time at the club, KCCA’s hierarchy is set to hand him a three-year contract, but that can only happen at the end of the season.

Byekwaso has guided KCCA to nine wins from 17 games in all competitions, and he particularly impressed his bosses in his biggest test to date against Express in the Uganda Cup quarter-finals where they were knocked out after an unfortunate error by goalkeeper Charles Lukwago. 

Sources indicate that URA FC boss Sam Ssimbwa has also been considered for the job, but KCCA seem to consider giving Byekwaso’s project more time than oust him after three months.

Byekwaso has met with a series of key figures at KCCA in recent weeks as he has been given reassurance of his long-term future at the club.

Byekwaso is said to have held lengthy conversation with KCCA chief Executive Anisha Muhoozi as the pair has drawn up plans beyond the end of the season.

KCCA’s head of administration and the man in charge of transfers Moses Kaddu Ssekitti has also been in contact with the former midfielder about key transfer prospects.

Football256 understands that Martin Ssekajja, the club’s chairman, had a lengthy conversation with Byekwaso in the dressing room after the defeat to Express, reassuring him of his future and praising him the for the job he is doing.

The 46-year-old has also been in contact with KCCA vice chairman Aggrey Ashaba and club legend Tom Lwanga who is also a board member in charge of technical as he continues to gather support at Lugogo.

Additionally, Byekwaso has been deeply involved in handing new contracts to some of his backroom staff members with the dressing room convinced it is a matter of time before his appointment is confirmed.

KCCA have a couple of fixtures coming up before the end of the season, with a trip to relegation candidates Kitara FC coming on Friday next week.

Wakiso Giants visit the MTN Omondi Stadium on Wednesday 23, seven days before Express FC visit Lugogo on the final day of the season in a game that could determine who wins the title.

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