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Ugandan coach Ssimbwa targets league title on return to Sofapaka

Ugandan coach Sam Ssimbwa has vowed to transform cash-strapped Sofapaka into genuine Kenyan Premier League title contenders.

Speaking to Nairobi News on Thursday from Kampala, the experienced trainer also said that he is finalizing plans to strengthen the club’s playing unit, so as to make the team competitive next season.

Ssimbwa, who was spotted at the team’s training session last week, is all set to make a coaching return to a club he first handled six years ago.

“I love Kenya and I am happy to be back,” the 49 year old tactician said, before adding: “Hopefully we will formalize everything on Saturday (tomorrow). I want us to start preparations early enough because you know me, all the teams I handle have to be title contenders.”

WORST SEASON

Sofapaka endured their worst ever season in the KPL this season. Batoto ba Mungu flirted with relegation for long spells and only managed to secure survival on the very last day of the championship at the expense of Ushuru.

Ssimbwa is currently in charge of Soana FC which sits third in the Uganda Premier League standings.

He has previously handled Ugandan clubs KCCA, Express FC and Victoria University, alongside the Somalia national team and Rwandan side Atraco.