June 16, 2014

Wow! URA Set To Return Alex Isabirye, Immediately Denied By Coach

Just a year and a half after being sacked by the tax collectors, Alex Isabirye looks set to be heading back to Lugazi in a major move to Uganda Revenue Authority FC.
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Red Pepper Online edition can exclusively report that the youthful tactician and the club are in talks with the clubless coach to take over the coaching roles from his successor Paul Nkata, who is reportedly living dangerously after a bad spell of poor results by the club in the first round of the FUFA Super League.

Despite winning the Uganda Cup and introducing a sexy brand of football, Nkata has reportedly failed to control the dressing room.

An agreement between URA and Isabirye has been reached, although the former Uganda Cranes star points out that no deal has been struck between the 2013-14 Uganda Cup winners and him.

This all comes with the caveat that Isabirye, who won one league title, another Uganda Cup and the super cup with the club was inhumanly dismissed by URA chairman Ali Ssekatawa on January 5, 2013 plus Isabirye being a tough negotiator and will likely demand a very big wage.

Presumably, the players would welcome Isabirye most of him he recruited in his first spell and known tobe a great man-manager.

URA last week released four players just days after winning their second Uganda Cup in three years.

Owen Kasule, Evans Tugume, Derrick Walulya and Allan Owiny will no longer wear the tax collectors’ jersey after URA decided not to renew their contracts that ended with the culmination of the 2013-2014 season.

None of the said players, however, was involved in the victory, where URA beat KCC 4-2 on penalties to lift the Uganda Cup.

“Ssekatawa has this afternoon signed their release letters and wished them the best in their careers,” read in part a communication from the club.

Meanwhile, Owiny and Walulya had been on suspension for indiscipline since last November while Tugume has not played any first team football since joining the team two years ago.

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