By: David Gombe
Mbarara City have parted ways with head coach Ibrahim Kirya just two days after losing 1-0 away to UPDF FC.
Club CEO Sadam Mugaru has confirmed this development pointing to a poor run of results being the major reason for Kirya’s sacking.
“We have parted ways with our head coach Ibrahim Kirya and his entire technical staff following a poor run of results which has put us into the danger of fighting for relegation. We expect to communicate on his replacement as soon as possible.”
Kirya however asserts that he has not received any communication from the appointing board of the club. He says,
“The club CEO informed me that I and my technical staff we have been stopped by the club but I am yet to receive an official communication from the club owner who appointed me.”
The former Cranes player was appointed by the Ankole outfit in December following his sacking from URA in the same month and replaced Bainomugisha Vialli.
He has only managed five league games winning only once, drawn twice and losing twice.
He lost 2-0 to away to Vipers at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende and 1-0 to UPDF at Bombo in his final game at the club.
Kirya’s only league win was the 1-0 win against Masavu in December last last year, before drawing to Police and Soana both in barren stalemates. He also guided Ankole lions to the last 16 of the Uganda cup following a 3-0 win over Nabitende United.
He leaves the club in 11th with 21 points accumulated in 19 games and only four points above the red zone.