The Saints host Lweza in a battle for league superiority in the FUFA Big League on Saturday.sportsmaniaug.com weighs both team coaches ahead of the showdown at Namboole.
Mark Twinamatsiko (The Saints)
If I am not mistaken, he is the youngest coach in Big League but looks mature when it comes to football. He recently in January held his 24th birth day celebrations. He is coaching in his debut season in big league but you may think that he has coached at this level for a long time the way he is enjoying life in it.
He took over has the head coach at the Mukono based side late last year replacing out dated football tactician Hussein Mbalangu, whose stint at the club saw him register only six points from the possible eighteen.
However, since his appointment, the former UCU FC tactician has changed the team’s style of play installing flair at the team.
He opened his coaching account at The Saints with a surprise 2-all draw with on-form Kajjansi based side Lweza United who had not lost any point at their home in his first game before his 3-1 win against hardened VCC who had not conceded more than three goals to register his first and the club’s second win.
It was The Saints first win at their home. Though he is little known when it comes to coaching, he is one of the promising football coaches.
Twinamastsiko is the second amongst Big League coaches after Jinja MC’s Vicent Lukyamuzi who holds valuable higher level coaching licenses from various instructions abroad. He holds football certificates and licenses from the US, UK and others from Uganda under the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA). He also holds the valuable higher level FIFA coaching certificate.
Twinamatsiko began his coaching career with UCU FC in 2007 before he moved on to handle Free Stars FC in 2009. A year later he joined Bugerere County FC after which he joined Kyaggwe County FC.
He is the Kampala Kids League regional coordinator for Mukono region and has a vast understanding of regional football.
Like Jose Mourinho, the Mbarara born tactician never played competitive football like his fellow coaches.
He entered some football officiating where he got a Grade 3 referee’s course. He has lifted his team to play off places in Rwenzori group with 26 points from 15 games, eight points adrift leaders Lweza, 6 below second placed Baza with five games to wind up.
Vialli Bainomugisha (Lweza United)
The 35-year-old tactician from the land of milk is one of the most respected of all coaches from western Uganda.
The soft spoken tactician holds a FIFA high level (CAF license C) which enables him to manage any super league club in Uganda.
He retired from football last season after guiding Artland Koboko to the Big League playoff finals last year as a coach player after landing a juicy deal to take over Lweza United that had been promoted to Big league.
He featured for a number of clubs in super league including; Ggaba United, Military Police, Horizon FC, Simba and Water in 2004 before Kampala regional side Kibuli United and Artland Koboko which he played for last season.
The Kanungu district born has helped his team to top spot with 34 points from 15 games.
He kicked off his coaching career in 2006 with Kampala Regional League side Kisugu United which he managed till the end of last season.
Last season, he joined Big League side Artland Koboko as a coach player. He is now the head coach of Fontice FC an NGO community based team in Bukasa which he juggles with managing Big League Rwenzori group toppers Lweza.