Wasswa Bbosa has been fired as Express FC’s head coach, only days after a 2-2 draw with bottom-placed Tooro United left them 10 points behind title contenders and current leaders Vipers SC.
Bbosa’s deputy James Odoch will be placed in temporary command, with the club intending to select a permanent replacement at the end of the season, according to Express.
Bbosa signed a one-year contract extension in August, but he quits after guiding the team to only three victories in the remaining ten games, virtually ending their title ambitions.
While the results may not have been dissatisfactory enough to warrant sacking, Bbosa exits after severing ties with a number of club officials.
After a reported heated confrontation with multiple referees after the game against Tooro, Express officials considered Bbosa’s situation on Sunday before announcing his dismissal on Monday.
“Express FC would like to confirm that Wasswa Bbosa is leaving his post as head coach with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement.
“The club would like to express its gratitude to Wasswa Bbosa for his devotion and memories, which include winning the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (2020/2021) for the first time in 12 years and the CECAFA Kagame Cup, the club’s first ever trophy.”
“We wish Wasswa Bbosa the best of luck in his future endeavors,” Express FC said.
The coach has openly expressed hate and fury towards the club’s Chief Executive Isaac Mwesigwa, indicating a divide between Bbosa and his superiors at the club.
Bbosa openly accused Mwesigwa of conspiring to sabotage and frustrate him in Express’ first game of the season, which they lost 2-0 against Arua Hill, adding that he ‘paid individuals to make sure Express lose games.’
It was for this statement that he received disciplinary action, with the coach earning a three-game suspension and a UGX two-million fine.
Bbosa’s words enraged Mwesigwa, who has been absent from Express games and has taken a back seat in various problems involving the first team.
The squabbles did not end with Mwesigwa; according to sources, Bbosa also had a falling out with goalkeeping coach Daniel Kiwanuka and other members of his backroom staff.