A lot of confusion has marred the western Uganda club Mbarara City since their 2-1 loss to Onduparaka, with the events that happened in the aftermath of the game being the major talking point.
It was reported that after the game, a section of Mbarara City fans attacked head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi and his technical team verbally, accusing the former Onduparaka coach of easily allowing his former team to get the win.
Onduparaka came from a goal down to defeat Mbarara 2-1, their first defeat against the Arua-based side.
However, fans reaction did not go down well with Mbabazi who was reported to have resigned before he came out to clarify about his position but threatening to resign if no change is affected either by fans or the club’s management.
“I am shocked fans abused me after the loss to Onduparaka. This season, we have done well and fans should not pay me back with abuses. I will leave if they continue to disrespect me,” Mbabazi told kawowo sports.
But Mbarara city chairman Mwiine Mpaka, the Western Uganda youth MP said during an interview with a local radio station, that Mbarara still needs the services of Mbabazi but the coach can leave if he wants to because Mbarara City will continue on its journey with or without him.
“We still need Mbabazi as our coach because he has achieved his objectives so far. But if he wants to leave, he is free to do so,” Mpaka said.
“Fans in Uganda have a history of questioning coaches especially when results don’t go as expected because they too have emotions. What the fans did was wrong because every person needs to be accorded maximum respect on their jobs.”
Mbabazi joined Mbarara City FC from Kyetume, a Fufa Big League side.
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