By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
The rumors of Joseph Mutyaba’s sacking from Onduparaka FC have been confirmed by the club as Ugsports reported earlier. With the UPL season coming to an end, bottom placed clubs are under immense pressure to secure their spot for next season. Onduparaka FC is one such club with a very tight margin for survival in the league and they can’t afford another slip up. Therefore, for the third time in this season, Onduparaka Football Club has parted ways with their head coach.
The club has shown former Uganda Cranes international Joseph Harold Mutyaba the exit door, after previously parting ways with Vialli Bainomugisha at the beginning of the second half of the Uganda Premier League season. This latest development was confirmed by the club management later on Tuesday after news broke on social media about the club ending their partnership with Harold Mutyaba earlier in the morning.
Mutyaba was relieved of his duties after failing to perform since his appointment in late March 2021. A look at his record of the ten matches when he was in charge at the club, Mutyaba managed two wins, suffering six defeats and drawing in two of them. With such performance, Onduparaka dropped from tenth position to fighting against relegation in the twelfth position with only four matches left to the end of the season.
Onduparaka, before hiring Mutyaba had ended their contract with Vialli Bainomugisha who resigned under unclear circumstances. This will be the third time the Caterpillar boys have returned to the market shopping for a new manager. In the meantime, the club management has installed Morris Adiga as the interim head coach until the end of the season and he will be assisted by Louis Kizito and Ibrahim Kongo.
With the club standing in the twelfth position, two spots above the relegation zone with 28 points, Morris Adiga has his work cut out for him. Morris Adiga’s first match will come against the title-chasing Vipers before Onduparaka plays Police FC in game week 28. His task will be to win half of those matches in order to secure qualification for the next season of the Uganda Premier League campaign. It remains to be seen if he will steer the team’s ship to more calm waters.