NSAMBYA – SC Villa have come out and confirmed that Moses Basena is still their head coach and will continue undertaking his role at the club.
This happens after Villa fans attacked the former Cranes coach during and after the 2-1 loss away to Mbarara on Saturday.
On Saturday, a section of rowdy fans demanded that Basena resigns from his role as he has failed to perform leaving Villa in the relegation zone after six games.
However, it looks like the management of the club thinks otherwise.
Through a press statement released on Monday night, Villa’s management through their interim chairperson-William Nkemba says that SC Villa condemns the acts of hooliganism exhibited during Saturday game and promises to bring the culprits to the book.
“The management of Sports Club Villa condemns acts of violence and hooliganism that took placed in the match between Mbarara City and SC Villa at Kavumba on Saturday 03-November-2018, reads the statement.
“The management of SC Villa disassociates it self from such acts and is investigating all occurrences involving the fans on the day before deciding on the disciplinary action.
“Management wishes to remind all football fans that it is imperative that they conduct them selves in a sporting manner. There is no room for violence and hooliganism in football. Further we would like to assure all our stakeholders that we will work closely with the law enforcers and ensure that those responsible are brought to the book.
About the coach, Moses Basena, this is how the statement read:
“Management is also concerned by reports of abuse and assault of our head coach Moses Basena by rowdy fans during and after the match on the same day between Mbarara and SC Villa.
“The management confirms that Moses Basena remains in charge of all coaching duties of the club and shall continue to execute all his duties as per the agreed terms of his employment contract.
“Results on the field can only be realised through hard work and with in the frame work of the competition. We there for advise our fans to desist from harassing and interfering with our staff, partners and other football value chain players as they carry out their duties.
Should this request fail, the management of SC Villa, with the help of other authorities, shall not hesitate to identify and isolate such persons from attending matches in Uganda.
SC Villa have had a disastrous start to this campaign, accumulating only two points from their first six games.
Them and Maroons are the only sides yet to win a single game this season and subsequently occupy the last two spots on the table.
Villa’s next game will see them host KCCA at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.