Sam Ssimbwa resigns from his job as Sofapaka head coach

Ssimbwa was hired in November 2016 and he has managed to revive the fortunes of Sofapaka (Courtesy photo)

By: Danito Nsubuga 

Sofapaka F.C head coach has tendered in his resignation from his post as head coach of the Kenyan outfit.

The move follows a string of bad results which Ssimbwa thinks is an attempt by his players to fail him

Sofapaka lost 1-0 to Nzoia Sugar at home and a disappointing 2-1 loss to Thika United on Sunday.

Confirming the news to www.swiftsportsug.com, Ssimbwa said,

“I can not work under conditions of intrigue and betrayal, I believe these previous bad results are an intended move by my players to fail me“.

Ssimbwa insists that the captain and fellow Ugandan Mathias Kigonya is the ring leader of the campaign to fail him. He adds,

“I know it’s the goal keeper and 4 other players that are behind this campaign, we started well and our prime target was winning the league, suddenly we are losing to teams that are at the bottom of the log, teams that we shouldn’t be losing to.”

” I came here with a clean CV and I have to leave with a better one

Early this year, Ssimbwa’s assistant coach Abu kigenyi and midfielder Feni Ali left Sofapaka citing the same issues which Ssimbwa is subscribing to.

He says,

“This is a bad group, they failed Abu (Kigenyi), Feni Ali and Jonathan Mugabi and now they are targeting me, let me grant their wish before the condition is worse “.

Sofapaka owner Elly Kalekwa has however expressed his disappointment over Ssimbwa’s resignation and he insists that he has done all in their powers to support him but he doesn’t want to look back.

“He claims players are sabotaging him and he opted out despite management committing to fully support his job, Anyway we have to move on an life will continue. Said Kalekwa as quoted by the Daily Nation.

When asked to give an insight into his next move, Ssimbwa was coy to reveal but this website has been informed that, he is pondering a move to Wankulukuku in a step to save Express FC from relegation.

“Currently, I am waiting for the response from the club as regards my resignation, if they honour it, I will move on a happy man and will be letting you of my next move.”

Ssimbwa joined Sofapaka FC in November 2016 when he was hired to save the club from relegation, a target he duly achieved. Last season he guided them to 2nd place and they are currently sitting 4th on the log with 16 points after 9 games.

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