Armed with his Caf B license and the backing of his colleague at SC villa, coach Paul Mukatabala is confident the side will be just fine with him running the dugout.
Head coach Wasswa Bbosa is out for the next four league matches as he serves a suspension for reportedly attacking a reference in Villa’s 2-0 win over Soana.
“For us, Bbosa and I, there is no head coach,” said Mukatabala, “We treat each other as equals, with respect and anyone of us can do the same job on the bench.
“Of course we would have loved my colleague to be on the bench with us but now that he is not, we have to move on and I’m positive it will not affect out title challenge.”
A former Villa player himself, Mukatabala enjoys a special relationship with both players and fans.
“Our players know what is at stake and we want to keep the focus, especially after not picking any point from our match with Vipers.
“There is a feeling of destiny around us this time… And the players are desperate to be part of that fairytale.”
Villa last won the league title in 2004. They currently lead the table on 49 points, three and four ahead of Vipers and KCCA respectively.