Over 200 applications received for Uganda coaching job

Over 200 applications received for Uganda coaching job
Moses Basena

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 03, 2017. 14:30

The Federation of Ugandan Football Federations is currently searching for a new coach, but interim coach Moses Basena believes he has what it takes to lead the Cranes.

Media reports from the country reveal that Basena has joined Togo coach Claude LeRoy in applying for the vacant Cranes post.

Meanwhile, Free State Stars manager Luc Eymael and ex-Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund are also linked with the coaching role.

The BBC reports that there are more than 200 coaches who have showed interest in the job according to a Ugandan FA official.


"I have worked as an assistant coach for some time now and played a role in helping the team qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations," Basena told BBC Sport.

"I have what it takes to handle the national team because I have got a lot of experience now."

FUFA announced that the successful coach will be announced on November 15 where Portugal's 34-year old Joao Miguel de Castro Ferreira is also running for the job.

Basena was in-charge when the Cranes defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 for the first time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in August, before falling by the same scoreline in Cairo.

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