LUGOGO – Barely 24 hours after Proline FC head coaching role fell vacant, it has emerged that Matia Lule is favourite to take over.
The Lugogo based side on Wednesday announced that head coach Shafiq Bisaso would be departing for Sweden to further his Coaching studies, leaving the role vacant.
“This is to inform the public that our team manager, Shafick Bisaso will be leaving for further studies to upgrade his coaching level. This is a program that was arranged for him and funded by the club a few months ago but has come to fruition now.” Read part of a statement released by Proline on Wednesday.
Proline also confirmed that they are already on the hunt for a replacement but reports coming from Lugogo indicate that the replacement will most likely be Lule.
“Everyone was thinking that Baker Mbowa would take over but he (Mbowa) distanced himself from the role. With that said, Proline is now looking at Matia Lule as a replacement for Bisaso and if all goes well, he may be confirmed on the weekend. Narrated a source close to the club.
Lule is currently unemployed after he was part of the Uganda Cranes technical team that was dissolved last month, following the departure of Sebastien Desabre.
He has been away from club football for a while now with his last stint coming at Express FC.
Lule who has also coached at Entebbe FC, KCCA FC and Stand United of Tanzania, turned down the head coaching role at Sunshine FC in June, before Moses Basena took over at the Rwandese side.
If he indeed takes over at Proline, his first task will be ensuring that the Lugogo based side preserve their lead against Malawi’s Master Securities in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round.
Proline are away in the second leg but hold a healthy 3-0 lead from the first leg played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo, last Saturday. Ibrahim Bonyo scored all three goals.