By Wycliffe Kirunda
SPORT: After nearly 60 days in charge, the Brazilian- Spanish coach parted ways with the five Uganda premier league champions Vipers SC in what was disclosed as a poor run of performances.
The decision by the club president, Lawrence Mulindwa came at a point when the club coach failed to pick a win in any of the seven games, he was in charged and also failed to find the back of the net in normal game time, one of the worst performances the club has ever held before.
With winning a domestic cup being one of the requirements for the club to attain or play at the continental level and with the gap between first placed league leader KCCA Football Club increasing after every match, it would have been some of the factors that spearheaded his sacking.
Sources indicate that the club coach was insulting players for failure to interpret game tactics and with most players being reluctant to listen to him and his crew could have caused a number of issues in the camp.
Also, with the coach not being in position to speak English, found it very hard to communicate directly with the players as he needed an interpreter for him to make any communication and is also said to be among the raising factors for his failure at the Kitende-based side.
The club is one of those that has went ahead to sing a number of foreign players on the continent such as from Burundi, Angola, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and among other countries but have failed to impress on many occasions that leaves the club in a worry state of ‘Return on Investment’ basis.
From the seven games he managed to be in charge, he lost three and all of them being the continental games (5-0 against Raja Casablanca, also suffered a double loss over Simba).
Beto also made a controversial line after a 1-0 loss to Simba in Tanzania saying, “Even if you hired Jose Mourihno, you wouldn’t achieve any good result with such a squad” which seemed he had already given up at his role at the club sometime back.
Bianchi Beto replaced Roberto Oliviera after guiding the club to the group stages of CAF Champions League but things remain unclear whether the club will against invest their search for a foreign coach to take charge or it will be a chance for the locally based coach to restore the club to where it belongs.
There will be a lot to do for the incoming coach to try and skin out results from the already wounded side despite the club being in race of the league and the Uganda Cup where they face Wakiso Giants Football Club.