Mutebi blames KCCA exit on ‘self-seeking geniuses who know zero about football’

Mike Mutebi has lashed out at some of his former bosses at KCCA blaming them for the manner of his exit at the club.

While the former KCCA manager who had an unceremonious exit from the club did not name individuals, he branded them to be glory seekers who understand nothing about football.

The 13-time champions announced on Monday evening that they had mutually agreed to terminate Mutebi’s contract which was set to run until the end of the season with his assistant Morley Byekwaso named as his replacement on interim basis.

Speaking to Star FM in an interview, Mutebi defended his record saying that there was a bunch of evil geniuses who knew nothing about football but were seeking glorification for some of his achievements that undermined his role.

“If they feel like good riddance then I wish them the same,” the outspoken Mutebi said.

“There are people who always want to act smart because every time there is success, every one wants to own it and we have had those individuals who want to attract all the attention which is not right.”

“And I cannot allow someone to over step boundaries and try influence my technical decisions, that’s impossible.”

“Because some of those people know zero football and do not understand the technical bit of affairs,” Mutebi mentioned.

There have been reported incidences of Mutebi undermining the powers that be at Lugogo with some reports suggesting that he one time told off board members and stormed out of a meeting as they questioned him over some of the technical decisions.

Such clashes nearly cost him his job at the start of the season but the KCCA board remained divided on whether they should sack him before eventually voting to keep Mutebi and see out the remainder of his contract.

But Mutebi denied such allegations saying that he has always maintained a good relationship with his bosses and has never walked out of a meeting with them.

“My relationship with my bosses has always been about respect of duties and person. It has been a good and healthy relationship because every one knew what their duties were,” he stated.

“I have worked well with former club chairmen like (Julius) Kabugo and (Aggrey) Ashaba because they know where their influence stops.”

“I never walked out of a meeting during my time at the club. Every discussion we held with my bosses was always open and honest,” Mutebi added.

“I was called into various meetings and I presented and backed my technical knowledge and understanding to my bosses.”

“We have disagreed on a number of times but we have always had functional conflicts and at the end of the day we have exchanged ideas and found common ground,” he continued.

Mutebi joined KCCA in 2015 replacing Abdallah Mubiru as the club sought to revamp its fortunes and build a squad capable of challenging both locally and on the continent.

The former SC Villa and Maroons coach went on to preside over arguably the club’s most successful era, winning 12 titles including three league trophies, two Uganda cups and the CECAFA Club Championship winning a domestic treble in 2018.

Mutebi also guided the club to their first ever appearance in the group stages of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as he presided over 247 games, winning 152 and losing just 39 matches across all competitions.

Mutebi’s last match at the helm of the Kasasiro Boys was the 1-0 defeat to rivals Vipers SC in March.

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