Asaph Mwebaze and Baker Mbowa are the front runners to be appointed assistant coach to Morley Byekwaso at KCCA FC ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Football256 has learnt.
Byekwaso is expected to sign a permanent deal at Lugogo at the end of the current season, and he has been tasked with choosing his backroom staff with the fate of the current staff all lying in his hands.
Badru Kaddu Mukasa, Patrick Kabuye, Richard Malinga and Nelson Magera all have their contracts expiring at the end of the season and it is not official who Byekwaso will be retaining on his coaching staff.
The most contentious issue has been who occupies the number two role since Byekwaso also has national team duties to deal with having been named the new head coach of Uganda’s U-23 side.
The KCCA FC board expects Byekwaso to name an able deputy and that is where Mwebaze and Mbowa come into the picture but only one of them can take the job.
Mbowa currently coaching at Bright Stars broke through the ranks at KCCA FC as a player along with Byekwaso in the late 90s before his playing career was cut short by a fracture on his right leg
He has mastered his coaching craft at Proline Football Club for the last decade or so, where he oversaw the development of some of the best talents in the league currently, before he left to take over at Bright Stars at the start of the season.
Mwebaze, on the other hand, is a childhood KCCA fan and a respectable coach on so many fronts, from winning titles (with Maroons) to nurturing talent, but also playing the brand of football the Lugogo faithful desire.
Mwebaze has twice overseen the promotion of Maroons from the Big League to the top flight. He has also focussed his energy on developing young players and giving them a chance to play at the biggest stage against all dissenting voices.
While at Maroons, Mwebaze helped groom players like; Saddam Ibrahim Juma, Patrick Kaddu, Denis Rukundo, Martin Mpuga, Muzamir Mutyaba, and Jamil Maliyamungu who went to feature for KCCA FC in the past.
He has also coached at Nyamityobora, Onduparaka in the top flight and Hope Doves in the lower divisions.
This website also understands that Mbowa’s demands might be the reason the KCCA FC hierarchy and Byekwaso settle for Mwebaze instead of luring their former forward from Bright Stars.