Alex Isabirye explains Soana Football Club U-turn

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Alex Isabirye explains his position and decision to retake the Soana FC Head coach job

A week ago, Alex Isabirye Musongola was confirmed as the new head coach at Uganda Premier League outfit Soana Football Club.

The former Uganda Cranes striker returned to serve the club for a second stint after departing in August 2017.

Isabirye who started his second spell at the club on Monday, 15th January 2018 has since explained why he returned to the top tier after three months in the FUFA Big League with Nyamityobora F.C from Mbarara.

The football coaching profession is like that of a professional builder, when your contract expires you move on to a new site to embark on.

I served my part at Nyamityobora F.C and I am back to Premier League because it was my mission to return to the highest level of coaching in Uganda

Before taking the Nyamityobora job, Isabirye had agreed terms with newly promoted Masavu.

At the Entebbe based Masavu, he served there for just five days before he tendered his resignation citing internal disorder.

For the Masavu case, it was purely due to the disorganization internally. I fear to work under disorganized environments.

So, I had to resign before things went amess. It is not surprising that Masavu failed to raise licences in their first home match against Police

In the 12 games he handled Nyamityobora, he left the club in second place in Rwenzori Group with 25 points, one behind leaders Kitara Football Club from Hoima.

During his first epoch at Soana FC, Isabirye managed the club for 12 league games, winning five between March and May 2017.

The soft spoken former international takes over Soana Shafik Bisaso, who joined Express. Bisaso’s contract at Soana was terminated in October 2017 by the club boss, Smart Obed following a series of poor results.

Since Bisaso’s departure, David Mutono has been acting as the caretaker coach. Mutono, a CAF B licenced coach remains as assistant coach to Isabirye.

Isabirye’s second spell at Soana will see him take over the club that he understands inside out.

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Alex Isabirye Musongola in an interview with the media at Mukono Satelite beach

He has formerly worked at Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club, Jinja outfit BUL Football Club, Sports Club Victoria University, Kirinya Jinja SS, Masavu and lately second division club Nyamitobora Football Club.

At URA, he also had two coaching spells during his reign at the tax collectors’ side.

Soana is preparing for the second round of the Uganda Premier League as well as the Uganda Cup.

Soana travels to Ntungamo to face regional side Ntoda in the Uganda Cup Round of 64 tie next week in the FUFA Uganda Cup.

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