In football, there are many ways to determine how successful a manager has been. This could be by the level of success, style of football, success in the form of silverware, or statistics at their respective Clubs for a given period of time.
In this article, we bring you the top 10 managers in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League this season basing on their winning percentage.
10. Kefa Kisala (Wakiso Giants) – 36%
After Ibrahim Kirya’s contract expired and wasn’t renewed when the club secured a place in StarTimes Uganda Premier League, Kefa Kisala was confirmed as Wakiso Giants head coach on a 2-year contract, a post he held till November 2019 when he was sacked.
Kefa managed 11 games , won just 4 of them, and lost 6.
9. Sam Simbwa (URA) – 40%
Sam Simbwa’s side had a sloppy start to the season and in the process, lost ground on the title race. The Tax Collectors won just 4 of their opening 15 games but have since won 6 in their last 10.
That takes the total to 10 wins in 25 games this season with a winning percentage of 40.
8. Peter Onen (BUL FC) – 44%
Onen had a wonderful first round of fixtures, losing just 2 out of 15 but in the second round. Things changed, with his side losing the first 3 games of the round which prompted the management at BUL FC to replace him with Arthur Kyemisira.
At the time of the sack, Onen had 44% winning ratio, having garnered 8 wins in the 18 games.
7. George Best Nsimbe (Kyetume FC) – 46%
Following a string of unconvincing results at Kyetume, the former KCCA FC and Tusker head coach was relieved of his duties in November.
At Kyetume, Nsimbe had won 6 of the opening 13 games in charge of the promoted Mukono side.
6. Brian Ssenyondo (Mbarara City FC) – 50%
Brian Ssenyondo has been in charge of Mbarara City FC 2 times this season. In his first stint, he managed 5 games, winning just 1 (their opening 3-0 victory against Proline FC) before he was replaced by Paul Nkata. Ssenyondo returned after Nkata was sacked in November following a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Musa Esenu at Bugembe.
In his 2 stints this season, Ssenyondo has been in charge of 18 games and has managed a magical 9.
5 Abbey Bogere Kikomeko (Busoga United) – 52%
Kikomeko’s Busoga United has won 13 of their 25 league games this season which is 52% for the Jinja based side.
4 Edward Kaziba ( SC Villa) – 52%
Coach Edward Kaziba has clearly rejuvenated the SC Villa side that was deemed to be relegation bound before the start of the season. They now sit 3rd on the log behind KCCA FC and Vipers.
Like Busoga United, SC Villa has won 13 of their 25 league games scoring 33 goals in the process
2. Wasswa Bbosa – 60%
Bbosa has Managed only 5 games at Express after George Ssimwogerere was sacked in February.
He has managed 3 wins (Onduparaka, Tooro United and Maroons), lost 1 and drawn one
2. Mike Mutebi (KCCA FC) – 60%
After losing senior players at the end of last season, Mutebi had an uphill task to reassemble a team that would defend the title they won last season. The Lugogo-based club may not be in a good position as they were last season but have managed to win 15 games this season and lost 5 of the 25 played so far.
1. Edward Golola (Vipers SC) – 72%
Edward Golola was fired after losing aginst Kajansi United in the Uganda Cup game and had only 2 losses in the league. Golola ranks as the best coach in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League this season after his exploits got Vipers at the top for the most important part of the season.
He had lost only twice in the league (KCCA and SC Villa), won 13 and drew only 3.
This is by far the best winning rate (72%) in the Uganda Premier league this season