'Committed’ Ssimbwa open to offers
Express coach Sam Ssimbwa insists he is happy and committed to Express but will not keep a deaf ear to enticing offers from elsewhere.
The 45-year-old guided the Red Eagles to their first league silverware in 16 years when they lifted the Bell Super League title a week ago.
Express topped standings with 54 points, followed by Bunnamwaya on 53 and URA on 51. But having coached at Sofapaka in Kenya and Atraco in Rwanda, Ssimbwa has been closely watched by top regional clubs in the just ended season.
And that he guided a collection of unknowns to lift the title will have greatly enhanced his credentials.
“Right now I must say I’m still at Express…I’m happy at Express,” he told SuperSport.com, adding “I have been working with them well despite some few problems which came in (in) the middle there.
“But if I get an opportunity…like coaching in Kenya or another country, and the welfare is bigger than Express, we can sit and at a round table with Express and we patch that up.”
The league title was Ssimbwa’s first ever as a coach. He earlier guided Mbale Heroes and the Red Eagles to Uganda Cups in 1999 and 2007.