Joseph Nestroy Kizito – Asst. Coach
In his homeland, Kizito spent four seasons at Villa, helping the club win four consecutive championship titles (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2002–03) and two Uganda Cups (2000 and 2002). He also won the 2003 Kagame Interclub Cup, before moving abroad.
In early 2004, alongside his teammate Phillip Ssozi, Kizito went to Serbia and Montenegro and joined Second League side Srem. He spent the entire year at the club, before earning a transfer to First League club Vojvodina in early 2005. Later that year, Kizito scored the only goal for his team in a 1–0 win over Red Star Belgrade. He thus helped Vojvodina defeat their rival for the first time in 10 years. Due to his consistent performances throughout the 2005–06 season, Kizito was voted the Vojvodina Player of the Season by the club’s supporters. He continued to play regularly for the side in the following years, amassing over 100 league appearances. In January 2010, Kizito was demoted from the first team after refusing to extend his contract.
After becoming a free agent, Kizito signed a two-year contract with Partizan on 2 July 2010. He made his debut for the club 19 days later, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win away against Armenian champions Pyunik in the second leg of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. During the 2010–11 Serbian SuperLiga, Kizito recorded 14 appearances, all starts, as the club won the championship title. He also helped his team win the 2010–11 Serbian Cup, thus collecting the double. In October 2011, Kizito terminated his contract with Partizan by mutual agreement.
After returning to his country, Kizito signed for newly promoted Super League side Victoria University in August 2012, penning a one-year deal. He eventually spent the following three years at the club, before leaving them in July 2015. Shortly after, Kizito joined fellow Ugandan club Lweza.
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Moses Basena – Head Coach
Basena had a fair performance with the Uganda Cranes team during the World Cup Qualifiers and missed narrowly on the National team’s full-time job that was later given to French man Sebastien Desabre.
Basena who is also a former player at Nsambya based club brings in wealth of experience to this troubled team that has so far been deserted by over a dozen of players.
“The Committee is currently involved in a series of meetings and key among which is setting up a new technical team. It is on this note that we announce the appointment of Mr. Moses Basena as the new head coach of Sports Club Villa,” read the official statement released by Joseph Kizito who is the club Communication Secretary on the Committee.
Basena who once coached the same team has so far coached various clubs including his role as the interim coach of the Uganda Cranes, URA FC, Saints FC, KCCA FC, UPDF FC and Tanzania’s Simba FC.
He comes to the ‘Jogoos’ side still fresh from the United States of America Coaching Course that saw him spend over a fortnight and managed to meet key football icons.
Basena who is set to start training next week will first have to assemble a ‘sober’ team after the exodus of major players that was accelerated by club administrative wrangles.