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Douglas Bamweyana: Joining Wakiso, ‘Big plans and future’ at a place you can’t stay long enough

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Wakiso Giants have confirmed the appointment of Douglas Bamweyana as their permanent manager replacing Deo Sserwada who was in charge of the purple sharks until the end of the season.

The former Express FC, SC Villa, and Maroons FC tactician has signed with the Wakiso based side for a period of three-years.

Bamweyana oversaw the survival of Express FC alongside Alex Gitta and Wasswa Bbosa in 2016/17. He also rescued SC Villa from relegation in the 2018/19 season before joining Maroons at the start of the 2019/20 season.

A statement on the Wakiso Giants page read;

“We are delighted to announce Douglas Bamweyana is joining the club as the new Head Coach”.

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Douglas Bamweyana pens down a three-year contract at Wakiso Giants | Courtesy of Wakiso Giants FC Media

The Touchline Sports had an exclusive interview with Bamweyana about his ‘Big plans and future’ at a place you can’t stay long enough – he was all positive about his new job.

“I’m excited about the project, the quality of the players, and the challenge to build onto the already booming club image. We bring a lot of experience to the club. We are determined and committed to at least make a mark for the project,” a delighted Bamweyana said.

When asked about what should be expected of him, Bamweyana said his primary objective is to improve everything at the club.

“We are looking at doing everything we can to at least maintain the brand at the level we found it. Wakiso Giants is a well-built brand and all we want is to take it even to a higher level.”

“We want to improve everything from the way we play to results we play for.”

About the uncertainty of lasting long enough to achieve his objectives at a club well-known for hiring and firing even in their first season in the StarTimes UPL, Bamweyana said he first sought for enough ground before committing.

“That’s something we had a long discussion about with the management. If you want to have a very good dish, it takes time to put it together,” he said.

“It’s true we want some short term results, but if you are looking at building something more firm, the foundation ought to be strong enough to hold. The parties in the agreement must be able to understand this,” he added.

Douglas Bamweyana says he will need to improve on the striking line as soon as he starts work at Wakiso Giants | Courtesy photo

The former Makerere University football team head coach says he is happy with the quality of the team’s squad members but does not rule out the arrival of more players.

“The quality of the players is good. We shall have a few additions though before the start of the next season. It is a good squad but we shall need a few improvements especially on the attacking end.”

“I am still looking around this window. I will be bringing in a few additions to boost the squad.”

Profile (Courtesy of Wakiso Giants FC)

Full Name: Douglas Bamweyana
Date of Birth: 14th October 1981
Profession: Soccer Coach / Sports Science.
Education: (& Professional Qualifications):
2018 – FUFA Manager’s License Student
2016 – CAF A Football Coaching License
2015 – CAF B Football Coaching License
2011 – FA Level 2 Football Coaching License (Leicestershire – UK)
2010 – FA Level 1 Football Coaching License (Leicestershire – UK)
2009 – Certificate in Digital Notation / Match Analysis (Makerere University)
2002 – Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy Lower Extremities. Eden Reha Gtz.
2011 – MSc. in Sports Biomechanics (Distinction), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK.
2005 – BSc. Sports Science, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.

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