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Simeon Masaba named URA FC interim coach

Simoen Masaba is URA FC's intermi head coach (Photo: URA FC)

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) has appointed ex-Cranes defender Simeon Masaba as the club’s interim head coach, the DailyExpress understands.

Masaba, 38, replaces Coach Sam Ssimbwa who left the club after his contract expired on June 30, 2021. Ssimbwa guided the club to the second position in the Uganda Premier League last season after joining them in 2018.

According to the statement released by the club on Friday, Masaba will take charge of the first-team squad with immediate effect, with the club then set to confirm the appointment of a new head coach for next season “in due course”

“Massa as a player spent an incredible 6 years at the club. Since he arrived at URA FC, he has been a fan’s favorite due to his hard work and professionalism.” reads part of the Club’s statement.

Masaba joined the Tax Collectors in 2010 and wore the armband for four years which helped the club win the league title in 2011, and the Uganda Cup in 2012 and 2014.

He will now look to prepare the team ahead of the CAF Confederations Cup that kick off next month.

His work ethic and professionalism saw him appointed to the club board as an assistant coach in October last year.

Before that, Masaba had served as an assistant coach and caretaker at league outfits Onduparaka.

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