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Not Mike Mutebi, Kiyovu appoints former Taifa Stars head coach

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Rwandese side Kiyovu FC has appointed former Tanzania National Team head coach Etienne Ndayiragije as their new coach.

This come a day after local website Football 256 reported that Mike Mutebi, who was the frontrunner to replace Olivier Karekezi failed to agree on financial terms with the Rwandese club.

It’s believed that Mutebi asked for more than what Kiyovu was willing to offer prompting the deal to break off.

Ndayiragije is one of the most experienced regional coaches having handled Vital’ O of Burundi, Mbao FC, Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC FC) and Azam FC.

At Vital’ O, he won the Premier League title as well as the FA Cup before he crossed the border to take over at Mbao of Tanzania in 2016. He did not stay for long at Mbao as he was appointed by KMC whom he helped qualify for the Caf Confederation Cup for the first time in their history when they finished fourth in the Mainland Premier League.

With the good record at KMC, he was approached and later appointed by Chamazi club Azam who he guided in the Confederation Cup campaign.

He was named the Taifa Stars coach – where he acted on an interim basis initially – from Azam. He helped the national side reach the group phase of the Fifa World Cup qualification after he eliminated Burundi in the preliminary stage.


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