- Onduparaka has only won two in their last seven games
- Club’s PRO says he is to be with his family for the time being and is not sacked
- Onduparaka has shaped the Ugandan football with the vibrant support from the fans
- Team will be taken care of by members of the Technical Bench; Leo Adraa, Simeon Masaba, Moses Oloya, Adiga Morris and Musema Ramathan.
Arua. The Head Coach Livingstone Mbabazi of Onduparaka Football Club, that is sixth on Azam Uganda Premier League, has been asked to step aside.
This follows some dismal performance recently where fans and some Club officials became agitated with the performance and demanded for better performance.
The Club in a statement this afternoon stated that: “The management has asked its head Coach Mr Livingstone Mbabazi to step aside with immediate effect from our UPL MD 21 Clash with UPDF until further notice. As this takes effect, the club will make further inquiries into the possible challenges affecting the team and communicate its decisions in due course.
But the Club’s Public Relations Officer, Adams Lematia (Utelul) said: “We have not lost the head coach and what we have done is to allow him rest because he has been traumatized from the experience of recent scenarios. He is experiencing this for the first time. He has not been chased away and we give him rest for one or two games then he will return.”
According to the statement, in Mbabazi’s absence, the Team will be taken care of by the following members of the Technical Bench; Leo Adraa, Mr Simeon Masaba, Moses Oloya, Adiga Morris and Musema Ramathan. Onduparaka have only won twice in their last seven games.
Top: Mbabazi walking out with players after a game. And Mbabazi in action as he instructs the players. Photos by Felix.
The unbeaten home record that stretches from Big League was broken by SC Villa who won last Saturday’s game 1-0. Earlier, Onduparaka also lost 1-0 to Kirinya Jinja S.S in their away game.
“Our goal above all, is to ensure we have a team that our supporters can be proud of. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve and manage the current performance challenges,” the statement reads.
Last week, the some of the fans carried placards calling for the sacking of Mbabazi and other club officials. Onduparaka, draws its main support from the fans who have been following them in huge numbers in both home and away games. The club was started in 2012 by a businessman, Mr Benjamin Nyakuni