Prior to his appointment as the chosen one to work as assistant to Micho Sredejovic, Livingstone Mbabazi had tendered in his resignation from his job as Mbarara city head coach and all was set for him to take over at Arua Hill.
In fact, he had already booked a ticket to Arua and planned to board to Arua to finalise a deal with new money bags Arua Hill.
It is reported that he was destined to board with one of his former players at Kyetume who was also going to finalise a deal with the Arua based side.
THE WRONG TURN
This website understands that Mbabazi was invited to FUFA to negotiate a deal for himself as a possible appointee on Micho’s technical bench but surprisingly, he was instead unveiled as Micho’s assistant alongside Fred Kajoba and Geoffrey Massa as the team manager.
All was well until it dawned on him that a resolution was past barring all national team coaches having any coaching roles at any local club.
It is understood that Mbabazi has already agreed to be the man in the dugout for the newly promoted side and he has already pocketed some of the sign on fees.
Mbabazi is famously known as one of the most documented journeymen in the Uganda Premier league having coached at Onduparaka, Mbarara city twice, Wakiso Giants and Kyetume, all in a space of less than three years.
Some circles have also attached Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru to a place on the Cranes technical bench but the new rule at FUFA seems to have deemed the job a poisoned chalice.
We understand that Mbabazi has given FUFA an ultimatum to either triple his pay or else let him proceed with his projected move to Arua.