Looks like it is not all rosy at Uganda’s most successful club SC Villa and their troubles are far from being better.
Football256 is reliably informed that their U17 and fitness coach Philip Ssozi has been shown the exit and he is the latest to be thrown out following former team manager Dan Mubiru.
Both Ssozi and Mubiru are former players at the club but looks like their output as coach and administrator respectively has not been productive.
It is believed that there has been several cases of mismanaging resources from both Sozzi and Mubiru, something that angered the club president Omar Mandela.
“Mubiru failed to do what he was hired to do and had developed a toxic environment around the team, and he was never honest with his boss Mandela,” a source told this website.
“Ssozi’s issues are not for public consumption to say the least, but it seems the management just got tired of him,” the sourced added.
As if that is not enough, it is also understood that there might be an exodus of players at the 16 time league champions.
Mandela and his executive are investing in match fixing claims and close to six players have already confessed their involvement.
“These boys have been fixing games, the evidence is overwhelming, there are audios and the confessions from players,” the source noted.
Match fixing claims have surfaced on different fronts of Ugandan football with FUFA recently banning John Bosco Kalibala from taking part in any kind of football related activity at national level.
Kalibala was banned for fifteen years (15) for breaching FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.
“The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee analysed the evidence on the file namely; the CAF Match Integrity Report for Match No. 59 Tooro United v UPDF played on 30th November 2021, the investigation into Match No. 90 Gaddafi FC Vs Onduparaka FC played on 21st December 2021,” a FUFA statement said before adding.
“As well as his admissions and establishments that in the matches mentioned above and on other numerous occasions, Mr Kalibala received a financial gain in return for influencing the outcome of the matches.”
The development at Villa is the latest by any club in Uganda in the recent past.