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Villa part ways with Sserwadda

Deo Sserwadda is the latest victim of the sack after the hitherto SC Villa coach was relieved of his duties at the weekend.

The axe came in the wake of Saturday’s dramatic 4-3 away defeat to Onduparaka at the Betway Greenlight Stadium in Arua.

The development must have come as a surprise to many given than this was Villa’s first defeat in seven Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) matches.

It left the 16-time record league champions fourth on 12 points, six behind leaders KCCA. “It is true we have parted company with our head coach and Shafiq Bisaso takes temporary charge,” confirmed Villa president, Ben Misagga.

Sserwada oversaw seven games at Villa, winning three and drawing as many before Saturday’s defeat in Arua.

The coach’s undoing reportedly came with him benching goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi in favour of Ashadu Bugembe, who was at fault for three of Onduparaka’s goals.

“He personally asked me to sign the goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi,” Misagga is quoted by the Daily Monitor, “Why then does he leave him on the bench?”

Sserwadda becomes sixth coach to be sacked in three years under Misagga’s reign at Villa. The Blues last won the league title in 2004.

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