Sixteen-time record champions SC Villa have parted ways with Steven Bogere as their coach just three games into the Uganda Premier League (UPL) season.
The coach was earlier said to have been suspended after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Police at Kavumba Ground in Wakiso District but it later became apparent that he had lost his job after leading the club to two wins in three games. SV Villa had fallen to third in the standings with six points at the time of his sacking.
In explaining his sacking, Villa instead communicated that Bogere was set to undergo a refresher coaching course in South Africa with immediate effect.
Club President Ben Misagga said the development is intended to equip Bogere with more coaching skills and credentials.
“The game is changing so fast, so we deemed it best to send him for more training so that he can get along with the current demands of the game,” said Misagga.
“SC Villa is in a rebuilding process and we need to have all our staff trained to the maximum level. We hope this course will benefit him as an individual and Villa as a club.”
The statement added that during his stay in South Africa, Bogere will be receiving half his salary and his official car will also remain in his possession.
Bogere – in his 40s – has been at Villa, a club he represented as a player to a devastating effect, since last season.
Former KCC, Express, Sofapaka, Simba and Police (Rwanda) coach Sam Ssimbwa is being lined up to replace Bogere with his unveiling due later on Wednesday.