Former Mbarara City FC head coach Bainomugisha Vialli has officially joined StarTimes Ugandan Premier League side Onduparaka FC.
Bainomugisha’s Vialli’s appointment was confirmed on Friday via the club’s official social account.
Onduparaka FC is restructuring ahead of the 2020/2021 season, with an aim of offering stiff competition to other top sides in the division.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Bainomugisha Vialli as our new head coach,” Onduparaka FC posted on their official Twitter account.
“The 43-year-old Caf B & C Coach has provided leadership and promotion to different clubs across Uganda and possesses an International sports connection certificate.”
Bainomugisha Vialli takes over from Simon Masaba
Bainomugisha will now take over from former Uganda defender Simon Masaba who will be serving as his assistant.
Simon Masaba has been serving on an interim basis at the West Nile based club.
Onduparaka FC finished in the eighth position in the 2019/2020 season playing 25 matches and collected a total of 31 points.
The club faced many challenges in the 2019/2020 season as top players and their head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi left.
“It has been our toughest season. But I have to thank everyone involved that helped us overcome all hardships,” club chairman Benjamin Nyakuni said.
“We will need to have more finances to pay players and facilitate other club activities and am sure that if all that is in order, next season will be our best.”
Onduparaka still financially struggling
Benjamin Nyakuni also revealed that his team cannot compete financially with some clubs but has set a target of winning a major title soon.
He has also revealed plans to make the team financially stable.
“We are in a jungle playing against institutional clubs like URA and KCCA which are well funded.”
“It is a challenge for us especially that we are from a humble background.”
“We want to professionalize this club and our brand should be more vibrant.”
“We want to restructure the staff and player management and improve on all fronts, do more research on how to improve things,” he noted.
Bainomugisha Vialli has previously coached Mbarara City, Lweza Water and Kigezi Homeboys.
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