Uganda FA to keep Basena as Cranes coach until end of 2018

Uganda FA to keep Basena as Cranes coach until end of 2018
Moses Basena

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017. 09:30

Sources close to the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) reveal that interim coach Moses Basena will be handed the coaching reins until the end of 2018.

Media reports in Uganda reveal that FUFA will this week extend Basena’s tenor as Uganda interim coach until the end of the year which will see him complete the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

A source has told Daily Monitor that the federation has deferred the decision to appoint a coach permanently which will allow Basena to be in charge of the Cranes in the remaining games against Ghana and Congo Brazzaville.


Ghana visit Uganda on October 7 before a trip to Brazzaville in November with the Cranes hoping to upset Group E leaders, Egypt.

Basena was appointed as head coach along with goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba, in the aftermath of Micho Sredojevic departure last month.

“FUFA have already reached a decision and Basena will be allowed to continue. It makes no sense to hire a coach for a campaign they have carried this far,” the source said.

“They will let them continue until the World Cup qualifiers finish, then hire a coach to take the job heading into (next year’s Chan) and (the resumption of) the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.”

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