URA FC intend to offer head coach Sam Ssimbwa an new contract at the end of the season, with the club board said to be delighted with the progress made under the coach.
Ssimbwa is nearing the end of his three-year contract and he has done an incredible job since he was offered the job on a permanent basis in June 2018, helping turn the club into genuine title challengers.
The Tax Collectors are second, only a point behind Uganda Premier League leaders Express FC with four games to go until the end of the season.
There has been a reported stand off between the club and Ssimbwa over a new deal, but the board has been influenced by their form which has seen them lose just three of their last 24 games in all competitions.
In April, Ssimbwa admitted that while his contract situation was a cause for concern, it was not something that could derail his commitment to the Club.
Football256 understands that URA should have offered Ssimbwa fresh terms already, however, with the club at the heels of chasing their first league title since 2011 and interest from KCCA, they were unsure of what the future held.
URA CEO Henry Mayeku suggested in April 2020, that Ssimbwa had not indicated that he needed a contract extension and also the bumper schedule did not provide ample time for any discussions about a new contract, suggesting that the club was open to such discussion when such an opportunity allowed.
However, with the season in its final bend and KCCA settling with Morley Byekwaso for next season, the picture is clearer now and that URA is open to have negotiations begin.
Ssimbwa is said to be calm about the whole situation, he is settled at URA and has offered them more stability, making the team harder to beat.
He has also been promised more control on the transfer market. Ssimbwa’s immediate challenge is to make sure there is tangible success for the club.
The club has looked at a couple of options to strengthen their squad next season with a forward and wingers their primary targets