- Express FC Head coach Wasswa Bbosa has released 18 players in preparation for the new season and the tactician who joined the club midway is keen on building his team based on his philosophy.
This comes after Bbosa communicated his wish to the top management and this has now been communicated to the players.
“Greetings to you all players, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for completing the season,” Express CEO Isaac Mwesigwa read the message to players.
“The technical team had a meeting led by head coach Wasswa Bbosa and reviewed the performance of every single player during the season and we would like to thank all of you for the great job done.
“But according to the club goal and target next season, the technical team concluded that the following players will not be part of the club next season,”
“Tonny Kyamera, Joshua Adea, Mohammed Yiga, Emmanuel Bafoe, Martin Kizza, Joseph Zziwa, Hamis Batega, Andrew Kiwanuka, David Kakeeto, Hamdan Nsubuga, Axel Konan, Lawrence Kigonya, Dennis Sserukwaya, Peter Mutebi, Isaac Doka, Shafiq Avemah, Baker Lukooya and Idris Kabonge.” Mwesigwa read.
Explaining how the decision was reached, the Red Eagles coach stated that he has to sign players he is comfortable working with to help the team hit set objectives.
“We had about 32 players and you could fail to select the starting 11. I am not saying that they were bad players but the truth is that they are not good enough to fit in our targets of winning a trophy next season,” Bbosa said.
He insisted that he needs players that meet club requirements. He poses that there is no way you will compete when you are Express FC and you cannot have a player on the national team.
He further said that dropping and signing happen all over the world and every coach has those players he is comfortable working with. “I have my philosophy and I know the type of players I want.”
“We may not bring big names, say from Vipers or KCCA, because you can pick a player from a lower club and he will give you what you want,” he concluded.