Mayanja dislikes squad overhaul

04May 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
Mayanja dislikes squad overhaul

SIMBA’s Ugandan coach Jackson Mayanja says the current squad of the team should not be overhauled at the end of the Mainland premiership season.

Coach Jackson Mayanja

The Ugandan coach opts for retention of the players with slight changes so as to maintain the team’s cohesion even if it misses out the lucrative silverware.

Regardless of where Simba will finish at the end of the season, the Uganda coach would like to maintain the same squad should he survives the purge as head coach of the highly volatile club.

However, Maynja significantly differs with the club’s guardians and key sponsors who have always been striving for a change.

Unless he miraculously wins the premiership title this season with four rounds of play and seven points adrift of leaders, Mayanja’s views might be taken into account by the Simba officials.

Mayanja took Simba at the very beginning of the second half of the season and led the team into an avalanche of victories only to be stained by Yanga and Toto Africa that spoiled his otherwise winning spree. For the first time in three years Simba managed to stay at the top of the premiership standings for long spells.

A blow by Toto Afrcia when Simba lost by a lone goal at home halted Mayanja’s otherwise rollercoaster display that would have helped him to pile pressure on the title chase for Yanga.

Third-placed in the standings with 58 points, Simba are in deep trouble to close the massive gap created by the hottest title contenders Yanga, besides the ice-cream makers, Azam.

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