New Express coach George Ssemwogerere might have spent less than a week at the club since his appointment on Tuesday, but the former national Under-23 coach certainly knows his way around Ugandan football and the club.
Ssemwogerere was quick to identify areas where he thinks the club can improve as he prepares for his first game in charge against BUL FC at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru and for the rest of the season.
“Express has been with a good coach in Kefa Kisala. He has played the game and he knows what to do but there is what they call commanding language."
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“People have to believe in you and be strict on them if it’s 10.00am let it be 10.00am not having funny excuses to miss club programs,”
Ssemwogerere who is a known disciplinarian told the club website.
“I will try to keep them busy they will be leaving Wankulukuku in the evening not morning like before because if you release them early they may go and do things which a footballer isn’t supposed to do. Ugandan players we have to handle them that way and I believe results will come,”
With little time to implement tactical methods, Ssemwogerere will hope those changes bear fruit when they host a BUL side that started the weekend in fifth place.
They are unbeaten in four games and drew their previous game 1-1 away to Paidha Black Angels.
Express meanwhile lost their opening two second round games the last being the 2-0 loss to Police that left the Red Eagles in 10 the position.
“My target is to be in top positions 1,2,3 or 4th not to exceed that because I know these are young boys who can play football it’s a matter of motivating them with a structure.”
“I have little time but I will use it to achieve that target. All coaches in the world want to be in top positions,”
He is expected to be without key toward Michael Birungi who on Friday was suspended for four games for allegedly attacking match officials after the 1-0 loss to Tooro.
Striker Tony Odur could also miss out having failed to complete the game against Police with a shoulder problem.
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