Why BUL picked Kikomeko over Mbabazi

Abbey Kikomeko been immense with BUL since his unveiling.

FOOTBALL Why BUL picked Kikomeko over Mbabazi

Fred Mwambu 11:41 - 27.06.2023

BUL FC wants Abbey Kikomeko to continue with their programme to groom young players from the junior set-up into the senior team.

BUL FC chairman Ronald Barente has revealed that the team went for Abbey Kikomeko because of his track record dealing with the youth.

Barente emphasized that the team will keep fighting for another major silverware but will not derail from their strategy to groom more players for the future.

“We want to compete in the league but our main target for the next three years is to promote the junior players into the senior team,” Barente explained.

Several big names, including Charles Livingstone Mbabazi and Morley Byekwaso, were linked to the job but Kikomeko beat them to it.

“So,” he added, “his record handling the young players is one of the reasons that we considered giving him the job.”

Kikomeko is famed for setting the foundation of the Jinja SSS team that built Busoga United.

He worked with the school as well as the club for about ten years before taking a short sabbatical.

He returned to the dugout early this year to join Mbale Heroes, which he promoted to the FUFA Big League after two seasons in the third tier.