Sam Ssimbwa, the Former Cranes assistant Coach finally made it to El Fasher in Darfur to handle Express Fc in their last group B tie in the on-going Cecafa Kagame Club Championship.
Ssimbwa was stuck in Khatourm since Thursday last week after he was denied access to Northern Darfur by CECAFA on the instructions of Express FC.
Earlier on, Nicholas Musonye, the secretary general of the Council for East and Central African Football Associations told our Reporter that they had blocked Simbwa from accessing Dafur on the advice from Express FC directors. However, Musonye told Press on Sunday evening that the same Express officials had asked him to let the coach travel to Darfur.
Interestingly Ssimbwa was in charge of the Express FC team for three weeks, but he abandoned it shortly before departure for Sudan to travel to Rwanda and sign a deal with one of the top sides, Police FC as their new coach. This didn’t go down well with the management of the club, which couldn’t make changes on the tickets that had been sent including Ssimbwa’s.
Ssimbwa says he is happy to be in Darfur and ready to start serious work. Express were held to a goalless draw in their first match by Somalia’s Elman and shocked Rwanda League champions Rayon Sport 2-1 on Saturday. Express only need a draw against Ports of Djibouti this evening to make it to the quarter finals just like URA FC who are already in the last eight.