KIGALI: Former KCCA FC manager Mike Hillary Mutebi is headed to Kigali – Rwanda to take-over as head coach at Kiyovu SC, team authorities confirmed on Monday, a day after sacking their tactician Olivier Karekezi.
Mutebi whose contract at KCCA ended abruptly in March this year, is expected in Kigali anytime to replace Karekezi, whom club managers sacked on Sunday, for reportedly flouting Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures – SOPs.
Karekezi, a former Amavubi Stars’ flowing midfielder, allegedly disappeared from the team camp on Saturday, shortly after his troops had lost 1-2 to newly elevated Rutsiro in the Rwanda’s Primus National Football League.
“Its true Coach Mike Mutebi is joining Kiyovu; and already ground clearance for his arrival is done – coach Olivier Karekezi is no way in the club’s picture. He was sacked for reportedly contravening Coronavirus SOPs but the truth is – they wanted him out to create space for Mutebi,” revealed a highly respectable source in Rwanda’s football circles.
Mutebi’s switch to Kigali, adds to the numerous number of highly profiled Ugandans to have export their football knowleadge to the tiny south western country, for the past three decades, with the late David Otti leading the way. Others are Jackson ‘Mia Mia’ Mayanja, Sam Simbwa, Sa Timbe, Ibrahim Mugisha, Ibrahim Kizito, Ibrahim Kongo and Moses Basena.
Kiyovu is most remembered to have registered an unbeaten record during the 1990 season; and Mutebi will be tasked to add more trophies into their cabinet, which already has five league titles; three Cup accolades and one super Cup.