LUGOGO – Proline FC had a 2018/19 season to remember.
Having been relegated from the top tier the season before, the Lugogo based won a league and cup double in their best ever season in their existence.
Under the guidance of Shafick Bisaso, they won the Big League and Uganda cup after finals’ victories over Wakiso Giants and Bright Stars respectively.
For the first time in history, Proline FC had stood out and indeed got to be counted.
With their maiden Uganda Cup triumph, they qualified to represent Uganda at the 2019/20 CAF Confederations Cup and at least feature in the qualification rounds before reaching the groups.
To get into the group stages, they have to negotiate past two two-legged rounds, one of which they have halfway gone past after a 3-0 home win against Malawi’s Master Securities last Saturday.
However, with the team on course of reaching the final round of qualification, it has been revealed that they will temporarily part ways with Bisaso.
Bisaso joined Proline last in 2018 after his contract with Express FC had been terminated by mutual consent.
According to a statement released by Proline on Wednesday evening, Bisaso who oversaw a Super 8 loss to URA FC on the same day, is set to further his coaching education in Sweden and will leave his duties with immediate effect.
“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 the statement.
Bisaso is understood to be going away for a year-long coaching course at Skelletea ff which is based in Sweden.
He is not the first Ugandan to go away for such a course. As recently as last year, Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba did the same, going to the United States of America.
It may be a good move for Bisaso, one that may benefit him immensely in the long run but so many question remain unanswered in regards to how Proline deal with his departure.
Bisaso is one of the few coaches in the country best known for their possession based-attacking brand of football, a style that he has enforced at Proline and in the short run, bared fruits.
With the team having their best spell in history, he now departs.
The questions that linger on everyone one’s mind now are; who comes in? Will whoever who comes in continue playing the beautiful brand of football that has made the football fraternity fall in love with Proline FC? Will Proline stay at the level of competitiveness that Bisaso has set in his one year at the club?
All those question can not be answered right now but like the saying goes, only time will tell.