Ugandan FA turn to Zambian legend to help find a coach

Ugandan FA turn to Zambian legend to help find a coach
Kalusha Bwalya

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 19, 2017. 12:30

The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations has roped in Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya in an aim to source a suitable candidate for the Cranes coaching job.

With interim coach Moses Basena's mandate ending after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers final game against Congo early next month, FUFA has opened a global search for a permanent coach that will take the Cranes to another level.

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After the application process between October 23-29, Bwalya's technical panel that also includes Watson and Asuma Lubowa (FUFA Technical Committee) among others, they will come up with a final list of nominees.

The nominees will be discussed between the federation and government before the executive committee makes the final pronouncement on November 15.

"The Fufa Emergency Committee took a decision to open up the job vacancy of Cranes and the terms of reference also include coaching the U-23 side (Kobs)," CEO Edgar Watson said.

"Our expectations are that the applicants should have the experience and top most qualifications in Africa or its equivalent to handle the job and that is the main duty of the panel.

"He (Bwalya) is one unique African with many attributes. He has been head CAF Technical Committee, a legendary footballer, coached national team, a president of a federation (Zambia) and is neutral in terms of the Ugandan football status.

"His experience on the globe will give us that quality we need in determining our next coach."



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