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Timbe happy to focus on coaching than ‘issues upstairs’ at URA

Sam Timbe has said that his position as head coach at URA FC gives him no purpose to worry about the situation with his ‘bosses’ but rather ensure that he focuses with the football.

Timbe, a calm and easy-going character insists that getting involved with how the club is run has poses the threat of disorganising the positive atmosphere within the squad.

The Tax Collectors were once again in the spotlight recently after the club decided to disband its entire secretariat including Chief Executive Henry Mayeku with former player Allan Munaaba taking charge on interim basis for the second time this season.

Previous URA coaches have clashed with the hierarchy for various reasons as the ‘politics’ has haboured promising title campaigns, but Timbe is relaxed about decisions above him.

“I am here as a coach, and that is what matters to me and the squad at the moment,” Timbe told Sanyuka TV, adding; “We are trying to do our best, and I do not want to focus on issues with my bosses.”

“What is happening above me is not priority to me and I am sure the people concerned have answers to that and it will be rectified when the time is right.”

“My duty is to ensure that the club puts up worthy performances and win football games. At this stage of the season, it you take your focus away from what is important, then it can be destabilising in a way.”

Honestly, I have no ambition to ruin this atmosphere for myself, the players or the club,” he continued.

Timbe has seen a turnaround of fortunes for the four-time StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions recently after a slow start to the season, and he feels that not worrying about ‘issues upstairs’ has allowed him to work more with the team.

After winning only four of their opening 12 games, the Tax Collectors have bounced back to win five of the previous seven fixtures which have set them in good stead for their first league title since 2011.

Four of those victories came in the month of February a run that saw the former Police FC and SC Villa coach voted the Pilsner coach of the month for the first time in his career.

URA, who host Onduparaka FC at the Arena of Visions in Bombo are eight points behind current leaders Vipers SC. The gap seemed catchable, but a goalless draw against Mbarara City last Thursday was the latest set back for them.

Timbe and URA will surely seek to bounce back to their top form in the league with the on Tuesday afternoon, and with the likes of Steven Mukwala who as well was recognised as the player of the month for February they will fancy their chances.

“We are still in the race for the title right now, which is a huge thing. So, we should not lose faith now, and not get frustrated or less passionate about what we do.”

“We must keep on going and push ourselves to the limit,” Timbe stated.

URA will not be without winger Joachim Ojera due to injury but hope to have him back for the huge clash against Express FC. Jackson Nunda is also unavailable.

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