Ugandan government to get involved in hiring Cranes coach

Ugandan government to get involved in hiring Cranes coach
Frank Acheampong of Ghana challenges Nicholas Wadada of Uganda during the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers Russia on 07 October 2017 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Oct 27, 2017. 11:00

The Ugandan government has announced that they will participate in the appointment of a national team coach.

According to media reports, Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi said the government wants to participate in the vetting of the national soccer boss.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations officially opened the recruiting process for the next Cranes’ coach this week.


In an aim to find a suitable manager, FUFA has also roped in Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya, who is a CAF and FIFA member, and FUFA CEO Edgar Watson among others.

“I told the leadership of FUFA to write to us so that we do the process together especially if we are to pay the coach,” he told Daily Monitor.

“If we don’t participate in the procurement as a government process, then that will be the business of FUFA.

“But, if we involve ourselves in the procurement of the coach, we shall negotiate together on what package to give him (the coach).

“You can’t negotiate with the coach privately and you come and tell me that you want me to give that coach USD 40,000. I will not accept because I was not involved in the negotiations.”

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