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Former Express FC striker Hassan Mubiru takes over at regional side, Katwe United

Hassan Mubiru (left) conducting his first training session at Katwe United on Monday (Photo by Agency)

The former Uganda Cranes and Express FC striker Hassan Mubiru has been named  the head coach for the Kampala Regional football club Katwe United.

Mubiru  who was on the technical bench of Express Football Club last season was officially unveiled to the media and introduced before the players and loyal club fans on Monday, 13th August 2018 at the club’s home ground located at Katwe market in central Kampala.

Allan Sewanyana the owner of the club and also member of the parliament of Uganda talked about Mubiru as a person of experience because he played for the national team and he will add valve to his (Ssewanyana) players.

“He was a great former Uganda Cranes player who served his country with passion, said Ssewanyana.

“He has embarked on his career as a coach and brings a lot of experience to the club.

“We task him to win the Uganda Cup for the team in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

Katwe United F.C has also appointed inured administrator Deo Luyimbazi as Vice Chairman, Siraje (Chief Executive Officer), Birimuye (Team manager), Mike Kigozi (Public Relations Officer), Bonnie Ssekidde (Marketing manager) and Robinson Sserwadda (Media officer).

The shy coach was happy to get the job and promised to study his new players well as time goes on so as to deliver the good results.

“I am very happy to have got this job, remarked Mubiru.

“It is a great plat form to practice my football knowledge.

“I am still new at the club and i will study the players as time goes along.

The club nearly missed out on qualification to the FUFA Big league (second tier divison) after losing in the promotional play-offs to Kiboga United.

Despite having won the first leg 1-0 away in Kiboga, Katwe United succumbed 2-1 at the Star Times Stadium in Lugogo during the return leg.

The club has a huge following from the urban populous areas of Katwe, Kibuye, Makindye, Nsambya and the surrounding residences.

It started training on Monday 13th to prepare for the next season.

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