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I couldn’t betray my boss – Jackson Mayanja on turning down AS Kigali job

KCCA FC legend and ex footballer, now coach, Jackson Mayanja has said he did not want to betray his boss, Mike Mutebi when he turned down the opportunity to coach AS kigali after his boss at the club was relieved of his duties at the Rwandan Club.

It should be recalled that coach Mike Mutebi earlier this year was given a job to manage AS Kigali which plays in the Rwandan league and while in charge was assisted by the former Azam and Kyetume coach, Jackson Mayanja.

These however were sacked 4 months barely into the job after a run of dismal results. Its said that Mutebi was adamant to change his playing style despite numerous orders from his bosses at the club.

Further, it’s said that Mayanja was offered his boss Mutebi’s job by the club’s hierarchy.

He however refused to take it because he didn’t see it as the right thing to do. Mayanja added that this would have been betrayal a thing he couldn’t afford to do to Mutebi since they moved to Rwanda together.

He also said that if the club has a problem with the headcoach, his entire technical staff has to go with him once he’s fired.

Mayanja also lambasted those assistant coaches in Uganda who always allow to take on these jobs once their bosses are fired.

Although there is need for jobs and money, it’s not the right thing to do according to Mayanja.

“Yes they offered me the job but I could not take it. I am not that selfish that is being greedy,” Mayanja told Football256 in an interview.

“That would have been a betrayal because I left Uganda with Mutebi to go to Rwanda, why would I stay after he left?”

“There is a lot of humanity in me and I think it is what it is the right way to go, when a head coach is leaving the club he should go with his entire coaching staff.”

“Because if they have an issue with the head coach that is with the whole of his technical team that is the kind of job we are in.”

“Back home here in Uganda a few tend to do what I did, everyone is always looking at the job and the money, if the head coach goes, the assistant steps in, I would not advocate for that,” he added.

The duo is now currently without a club. Mutebi has been linked to the SC Villa job.

The Jogoos are currently without a manager after parting ways with Greek coach Petros Koukouras a few months ago. They are currently linked to both Mutebi and UPDF’s Brian Ssenyondo.

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