Uganda Premier League club Express FC announced on Tuesday that former defender and Captain George Semwogerere was appointed as the team head coach, replacing Kefa Kisala who left the club on mutual consent.
Semwogerere, who holds a CAF A coaching license, played for the Uganda Cranes for many years while he is also a legend of Express FC where he played most of his league football and captained us for 13 years.
The 52-year-old will start his official duties on Wednesday at Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.
The former defender was Express head coach in 2006 while he also had coaching stints at Kiira Young, Rwandese side Musanze FC and Tanzania’s Mutibwa Sugar FC before being appointed Somalia national head coach from 2014 through 2015.
He will be assisted by former Express goalkeeper James Magala and former striker Hassan Mubiru as trainer. Hassan played under Sim in 2006 at Express.
The appointment comes hours after the club chairman denied reports of sacking coach Kefa Kisala.
“Express announces that head coach Kefa Kisala and his coaching staff and team doctor have left the club with immediate effect. The club would like to thank them for their work during their time at Express and wish them well in the future.” Express FC posted on their website.
The Red Eagle’s next game is a trip away to Jinja against BUL FC on Sunday 10th February at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru. They are tenth on the 16-table log with 21 points from 17 games played.