Soltilo Bright Stars FC technical director Ian Mutenda is animated with Asaph Mwebaze’s grooming mentality.
Mwebaze was appointed as Bright Stars head coach on a three-year contract ahead of the 2022/23 season.
“He is a very good proven coach,” Mutenda told Football256 at the launch of the partnership between Bright Stars and MelBet at Route256 Restaurant on Thursday.
“Mwebaze has a history of working in a certain way with especially young players. The group of players that we have, we think would fit in very well with the type of coach that he is.”
“It is not just him but the entire group of coaches that we have brought on board, we do think that they will help push our players to the next level.”
“We believe that is the most important thing because at the end of the season when you are looking back, you have to say this is what we have achieved,” he added.
Mwebaze is a former Maroons FC, Onduparaka FC, and Nyamityobora FC coach where he dealt with several young players.
He bounces back to football management following an absence of three years.
Bright Stars battled relegation throughout last season before they were saved by Mwebaze’s predecessor Paul Kiwanuka.
They finished 11th on the 16-team Uganda Premier League log with 36 points and everyone associated with the club hopes Mwebaze will better that performance.
As they continue preparing for the 2022/2023 season, they have added another sponsor, MelBet on a one-year renewable contract.
MelBet will appear at the back of the Bright Stars’ matchday kit and in front of the training and warmup kits.