SAM Timbe has kept a cool head despite Atraco’s financial constraints that have forced the club to withdraw from the Primus league and MTN Peace Cup.
The taxi-men side called it quits on Wednesday after a long run of financial woes. “I have been contacted by some clubs in the region but I prefer to talk about this once a deal is in place,” the Ugandan coach said.
On Wednesday, the 2009 Kagame Cup winners wrote to Rwanda’s football governing body, Ferwafa requesting to withdraw from the two competitions due to private reasons although many believe they are linked to the club’s long run of financial constraints.
Last month, the club management had confirmed that it would not renew Timbe’s contract due to financial reasons.
In the last few weeks, Rayon Sport, who earned an automatic slot in the MTN Peace Cup final following the taxi-men’s withdraw, has also been linked with Timbe although the Blues Secretary General Olivier Gakwaya has labelled the reports as mere ‘rumours’.
Timbe joined Atraco in 2008 and guided the club to the national football league title. The following year, Timbe guided the taxi-men club to a double; the MTN Peace Cup as well as the Kagame Cup after edging El-Merreikh in the final which was played in Sudan.
It was his third regional championship after leading Ugandan sides SC Villa and Police to the title in 2005 and 2006 respectively.