Matia Lule New Entebbe Coach

Matia LuleeFUFA Super League strugglers Entebbe FC have performed a huge U-turn in their hunt to find a new head coach and have turned once more to journeyman Matia Lule.

The owners of the Entebbe Municipality based club, Rehema Nakubuye in particular, had ruled out the youthful tactician after making him the club’s first-choice in the wake James Odoch’s departure almost three weeks ago.

But the club early this month had said that he was being withdrawn from the process because of differences over the amount of money and transfer kitty he wanted from the club.

However, it is believed the real reason was that Entebbe were having second thoughts after completing their due diligence on the coach in relation to the lack of money within the club structure.

After weeks of deliberation they have now returned to Lule who has made his name at Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCC FC) where he allegedly had a hand in the player strike over unpaid salaries

Lule, the former Express assistant coach, led KCC to the second finish in the league 2011-2012 season but struggled in the first seven games this season, winning just twice. KCC were then ninth on eight points when he was sacked before taking over the Uganda’s select COPA Coca-Cola youth teams until his Entebbe appointment.

Entebbe are relegation candidates placed 15th on the table with only eight points from 14 games of the first round and he is tasked with saving them from relegation starting with the home game against BUL FC at Wankulukuku on the 16th Feb.

“We expect an improved performance with the coming of Lule,’’ Nakabuye told this paper.

Meanwhile, the club has sold central defender, Murishid Jjuuko, to SC Victoria University at an undisclosed fee.

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