Sofapaka set to initiate contract talks with coach Sam Ssimbwa

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Kalekwa is optimistic that the much-traveled Ugandan will extend his stay at the club

Sofapaka will enter into fresh contract talks with coach Sam Ssimbwa from June 2018, Goal has learnt. 

Ssimbwa's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but club president, Elly Kalekwa is optimistic that the much-traveled Ugandan will extend his stay with Batoto ba Mungu despite interest from other clubs.

"He still has one year left on his contract and according to us, he’s a good coach. We’ll look into his case (contract) from mid this year,” Kalekwa told Goal.

Ssimbwa has changed the face of Sofapaka since he rejoined the side in November 2016 when the club was staring at relegation.

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But his future was thrown into doubt towards the end of last season with fears that he was set to ditch the club after guided Sofapaka to a second place finish.

But with 12-months to go, Kalekwa is upbeat that the two parties will resolve the uncertainty before the start of the second leg, subject to performance in the first leg.

Ssimbwa has handled 16 clubs in his 20 years coaching career that includes a stint with Somali National team (2012) and Tanzanian side Simba SC in 2008.

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