Makumbi signed a new contract with Mbarara City FC before the beginning of the season but unexpectedly didn’t physically turn up on match day one fixture against Bul FC inspite of being named on the team sheet as the coach.
The former Soana Coach reportedly officially wedded his wife last Saturday as he promised to do so if he had finished the business of promoting Mbarara City and wouldn’t abscond from duty three days later but due to disagreement with the club boss on payment related issues Makumbi preferred not to work.
Makumbi revealed to our reliable sources how Mbarara City FC did not honor him by paying his contract fee. He travelled ahead a day before match day to meet his bosses in Kampala but it seems there was no financial settlement no wonder he was not part of the team in Jinja on Tuesday.
Another thing that angers Makumbi is the activities the club does behind his back which under mines his role as the big technical man. He cited of how the club hired an assistant coach Vialli Bainomugisha without his consent.
Soccer 256 understands that besides Makumbi, Mbarara City also failed to pay and get license for the newly signed players such as Santos Balenge from Congo for that reason the said players travelled separately with the team to Kampala although it’s not clear if they joined their teammates later.
The new revelation of Makumbi getting a job with Kenya’s western Stima yesterday actual has been an ongoing process that gave him confidence. Western Stima announced about changes in their technical department immediately when the Ugandan coach reached Kenya.
“Changes at Western Stima technical bench as Richard Makumbi from Uganda takes over as head coach” reads the announcement.
The coach who is waiting for his results from CAF after finishing his CAF B coaching course takes replaces Henry Omino.
Makumbi who is a specialist in helping teams in second division earn promotion to first tier has guided 12 twelves teams in Uganda to the premier league from big league.
With Western Stima, it’s reportedly said, his contract will run for two years and has been tasked to save the electricity suppliers from relegation.