Record StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions SC Villa have reportedly severed ties with Chief Executive Officer Isaac Mwesigwa, according to sources close to the club. The decision comes after escalating tensions over various operational aspects between Mwesigwa and SC Villa President Omar Mandela.
Mwesigwa’s tenure at SC Villa was short-lived, barely lasting a month before he was relieved of his duties by President Mandela. While initially insisting that he remained with the club, Mwesigwa’s absence from the Club offices this week seems to confirm the rumors of his departure.
Sources suggest that Mwesigwa had been contemplating resigning amid the growing discord between him and the club’s president. Unlike his previous position at Express, where he held full authority, Mwesigwa reportedly faced dissatisfaction and conflict at Villa, where he was not given the same level of control.
The CEO ran into trouble when he attempted to exert influence over the signing of several players, many of whom had previous affiliations with Express. These actions raised questions about his motives, and as a result, all of Mwesigwa’s proposed player signings were rebuffed.
President Omar Mandela, who reportedly expressed skepticism about Mwesigwa’s appointment from the outset, made it clear to close associates that he was unwilling to continue working with the former CEO.
Following Mwesigwa’s departure, William Nkemba, an SC Villa legend and a close ally of President Mandela, has assumed temporary charge of the club as they chart their path forward.
Mwesigwa’s time at SC Villa was in stark contrast to his successful tenure at Express, where he played a key role in helping the team secure a league title and a Cecafa Kagame Cup title. However, his departure from the Red Eagles came at the end of a challenging season marred by financial difficulties.
As of now, both SC Villa and Isaac Mwesigwa are yet to release official statements regarding their parting of ways, but the club’s decision to relieve Mwesigwa of his duties appears to have been influenced by the ongoing conflicts and disagreements over club operations.