Cassa on KCCA ladder

Cassa on KCCA ladder

Former AS Kigalicoach Cassa Mbungo is likely to join Uganda’s KCCA if deal is reached 

AS Kigali coach Andre Cassa Mbungo is reported to have been contacted by Ugandan champions Kampala City Council Authority Football club over a possibility of joining them.

Cassa has been out of contract with AS Kigali for six months now and he was recently dropped from Amavubi team with head coach Briton Stephane Constantine preferring APR coach Vincent Mashami to be his full time assistant.

According to reliable news from KCCA, Mbungo has been contacted by the Ugandan club where he is planning to travel to Kampala for official talks to see if a deal can be reached.

Mbungo’s efforts were envisaged when he assisted AS Kigali to make a historical record in the Confederation of African Cup, when AS Kigali reached second round of the competition.

They eliminated Burundi’s Academy Tchite 2-1 on goal difference aggregate in the qualifying stage. He assisted them to win the first leg 1-0 in Kigali and drew 1-1 in the second leg in Bujumbura to draw Sudanese’s Al Ahly Shendi in the first round.

Against the Sudanese club, they defied all odds and progressed to the second round by winning the first leg 1-0. It was the first time that a Rwandan club reached the second round of the continental Cup under a local coach. However, they were eliminated by 3-1 on goal aggregate by Morocco’s side Difaa El Jadida.

When named as Amavubi care taker for the 2015 Nations Cup qualifier game against Libya in Tunisia, Mbungo led them to a goalless draw.

However, he’s future with the national team came to an end this week when newly appointed Stephen Constantine insisted that, he preferred APR’s Vincent Mashami as his new assistant instead of the AS Kigali coach.

Ferwafa has promised that Mbungo would work with any newly appointed coach but he would have to quit his duties with AS Kigali if given a contract. A reason why, clubs like KCCA FC to assist them in the next years Champions league games.

Though he had a short time spell with the national team, Mbungo is happy for the one month chance in which he proved is a capable coach.

“I’m happy with the short time period, because I proved to Rwandan’s what I can do given the positive results we attained from Tunisia.” He noted

If all goes well for Mbungo, he will replace George Nsimbe. KCCA is eager to make history in the continent games after being crowned Uganda Cup winners this year. They were eliminated in the Caf first round games by Nkana Red Evils of Zambia after a 3-4 loss on aggregate. They have won the Ugandan Cup 9 times and one Cecafa cup.

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