Our newly appointed interim coach Simoen Massa is thrilled to be taking charge of the club he has supported for a long time.

In his first interview with URAFC TV after being appointed interim coach, Massa has promised to deliver:

“I feel good to be taking care of URA FC as coach at the moment. It sounds good not only to my ears but my family should be filled with joy.”

“I want to see that the club achieves great things locally and internationally. Since we’re back on the continent, I want to, first of all, see that we achieve and play good football at the continent.”

As a former player, Massa is very familiar with the culture of the club he captained for four of the seven years he was a tax collector.

“Even in the few years that I was not around, I followed URA and saw the institution fully supporting the club.”

Despite the popular public opinion that URA is home to mature (older) players, the Uganda Cranes U-23 assistant coach has a good plan for the younger players.

“I hope that we can integrate young players into the system. A strong team can be built from an inclusive point of view where the younger players and experienced players compliment each other.

“The young players can ably support the older players, they have a big chance of playing if given chance; enough playing time and trust, I believe they can deliver positive results and help the club.

“To the fans, the management and all stakeholders of URA, I have to appreciate all your efforts, continue supporting the club the way you have been doing.”

“Our emphasis is to win games,’ he concluded.

John Bugembe
August 7, 2021