Jackson Mayanja joins Allan Kabonge at Kyetume

Mayanja has been out of action since 2017(file photo)

Uganda Cranes and KCCA FC legend Jackson Mayanja has joined Big League side on a short-term deal.

The tactician who has been out of work for a while is expected to be at the promotion hopefuls until the end of the current season.

At Kyetume, he will work hand in hand with Big League specialist Allan Kabonge as the men at the helm. Kabonge has led four clubs including to the top flight.

Allan Kabonge has guided four clubs to promotion (file photo)

Mayanja was last in action as Dylan Kerr’s assistant at Tanzanian side Simba SC in 2017.

He was unveiled at Kyetume on Friday, later meeting the playing staff side by side with Kabonge. The two were also present as Kyetume drew 0-0 away to JMC Hippos at Kakindu Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

Mia-Mia’s record as a coach emits loud volumes having handled a number of clubs as Lyantonde (URA), Kiyovu, Bunamwaya (Vipers), KCC, Kololo SS, Kagera, Coastal Union, Simba (Tanzania) and was also the Uganda Cranes assistant coach for over six years.

His experience coupled with that of Kabonge guarantees results for Kyetume who currently sit 3rd on the Elgon Group standings.

Speaking about working with Mayanja, Kabonge could not hide his excitement.

“This is an opportunity of a life time, said Kabonge.

“To work with a gentleman with a great CV like that of Jackson Mayanja is a big honour.

“Personally, I am always willing to learn from such experienced coaches as Mayanja.

“He has also coached as far as the Uganda Cranes which is my dream in life as a coach. I am humbled.

The two are expected to start official work together, next week as the Big league enters Match-Day 14.

Three clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League by the close of business in May 2019.

The top club from each group (Rwenzori and Elgon) qualifies directly to the UPL whilst the third side will be determined via a four team play-off.



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