Following his sacking from KCCA FC last week, the former club coach Mike Hilary Mutebi has reflected on his shortcomings during his five year tenure at Lugogo.
During an interview with NBS TV on Sunday night, the most successful manager in KCCA’s history insisted that recruiting Nigerian forward, John Odumegwu was a huge mistake.
“I was convinced with his physical appearance yet he did nothing expected of a center forward. As a striker, you are supposed to durance while on the pitch which he didn’t do and that’s why I had to let go of him and compensate for his contract,” he said.
Despite the disappointment, Mutebi highly rates another Nigerian export in Sulaiman Akinyemi whom he believes was one of his best foreign signings in the game.
The tactician, who is “not desperate for a new job” opened up on turning down a mega deal from Angola’s Clube Desportivo Primeiro De Agusto which had tabled a whopping fifty thousand dollars (USD 50000) to secure his signature but turned down the offer in favor of structure development at the Lugogo outfit.
He left the 10-time Uganda Cup winners after club chairman Martin Sekajja requested him to step aside for the remaining three months of the 2020/21 season, a move he denied only to plead for contract termination and compensation.
Mutebi reportedly wanted a monthly salary increment of five million (from 10m to 15m) but both parties failed to reach an agreement.