Jinja-based Premier League side Sadolin Paints football club has named Simon Kirumira as its new head coach.

Kirumira’s appointment comes after Federation of Uganda Football Association wrote to Sadolin Paints, requesting to be availed with details of Dutch coach Van De Walt whose credentials for the post were reportedly lower than those approved by the governing body, FUFA.

Kirumira holds a Confederation of African Football (CAF) coaching licence and takes charge of the club, reportedly after a series of successful negotiations between the coach and the club management.

“We have debated all the fundamentals and coach Kirumira has settled for a two year contract. He will be supported by two people, Samadu Musafiri and Van De Walt as he awaits his copies from a coaching course he is undertaking in Europe,” said Sadolin Paints Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Saidi Kakuuku

During the previous season Sadolin Paints finished in 12th position with 37 points.