Kyetume FC Technical Director Jackson Mayanja has backed the club’s head coach Livingstone Mbabazi to guide the club from its poor start to the season, and help lighten the mood at the club.
Kyetume has had a slow start, drawing their first three games of the 2020/2021 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season, but the Slaughters registered a 1-0 victory against UPDF on Wednesday.
According to Mayanja, the victory over the Army side who were still unbeaten is a welcome boost for the club.
“It is not disaster at the club like it has been portrayed,” Mayanja told Football256.
“We were not the only club that had not won a game, and besides the season is still young. I am sure we have the squad capable of competing.”
“We just need a few victories to get our season rolling,” he added.
Football256 reported that the club’s players had grown increasingly disgruntled with the club for the sustained lack of consideration to their welfare.
A player who spoke to this website described the situation at the club as ‘Absolutely horrendous’.
Mbabazi then came out to add fuel to the players concerns, launching a rant towards his bosses and claiming that there are people at the club who want to see him fail and run the club to the ground.
However, Mayanja stated that there is no plot to see Mbabazi fail at the club, and that the former Onduparaka coach has the backing of majority of the administrators.
“No one wants to spoil anything for Mbabazi, and I maintain there is absolutely no one against the coach or what his plans for the club are because no one wants his job,” Mayanja said.
“He has the backing of his bosses. Yes, there may be a couple of hardships beneath like players salary taking long to be paid, but the club is well facilitated.”
“Kyetume like most of the clubs has been affected by the pandemic, and remember previously it was backed by a sole financer, and therefore the club was not in the best financial position.”
“But we are trying to see that we improve the situation and see that the welfare improves in the meantime,” Mayanja continued before backing Mbabazi.
“I seconded Mbabazi’s appointment because I know him very well and am sure of his credentials as a coach and I know he has the potential to fit the club’s vision.”
“He just needs to find the solutions to some of the technical problems – and I know he can do that – and then everything will fall to place.”
“He has everything he needs, and his job is as secure at Kyetume. There is no pressure, and if he gets a couple of good results then am sure he will find the next level,” Mayanja concluded.
The victory over UPDF saw the Slaughters rise up to sixth position on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with a home fixture against BUL FC to come next on Sunday, December 20.