KAMPALA – Wakiso Giants FC have confirmed Douglas Bamweyana as head coach.
This was announced on Wednesday via the club’s official social media handles.
Bamweyana replaces Deo Sserwadda who was in charge of the side until the close of the just concluded 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season.
He becomes the fourth head coach of the Purple Sharks since they were promoted to the top tier in 2019.
Bamweyana will be assisted by former Vipers’ assistant coach Richard Wasswa and Steven Bengo while Ali Kiggundu will be the club’s goalkeeper coach.
Speaking after his appointment, Bamweyana expressed his excitement to be joining Wakiso and noted that the club will be challenging for honour in a few years.
“I’m excited about the project, the quality of the lads and the challenge to build onto the already booming club image. Noted Bamweyana.
“I and my technical team bring lots of experiences and lessons – coupled with our commitment and determination.
“Our most ardent target is to help our players develop into the best version of themselves individually and as a group to help foster the club’s objectives.
“In the long run, we should certainly look to challenge on all fronts for honours within 3 years.
“The entire purple family should expect an attractive, creative and daring style of football – and lots of good times. But it goes without saying: a great dish takes time to prepare.”
Having kicked off their maiden top-flight season with Kefa Kisala as the head coach, Wakiso have seen coaches come and go with Livingstone Mbabazi and Sserwadda both falling victims of the sack.
Bamweyana has previously held head coaching positions at giants SC Villa and Express FC.
He was head coach of Maroons FC for the better part of last season until he was let go of in late February.
Wakiso Giants finished in 10th with 30 points from 25 games.