FUFA shortlists five coaches for Uganda coaching job

FUFA shortlists five coaches for Uganda coaching job
Luc Eymael, ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Dec 14, 2017. 11:30

The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations is surging closer to finding a new national team coach for the Cranes of Uganda.

According to the reports, the association has shortlisted five candidates for the new manager, with the help of former Zambian skipper Kalusha Bwalya.

The Daily Monitor reveals that the FUFA executive committee will meet next week to zero in on the final choice for a new permanent coach.


“We told the minister what we can offer for the new coach and he promised to take the matter on to establish how much the government can contribute,” FUFA president Moses Magogo told Daily Monitor.

“After Kalusha doing his selection job, the job is left to me to table the names to the executive committee for deliberation.”

Magogo revealed that there are local coaches amongst the final five, but they all require a bumper salary tagged on a foreign coach.

In addition, Magogo refuted rumours that they have already selected Free State Stars coach, Luc Eymael, for the coveted post currently held by Moses Basena on an interim basis.

Sources close to the developments revealed that the top ranked coach on the list has asked for $50000 a month and FUFA officials want government to foot over 90 percent of the remuneration as they cater for other expenditures.

Furthermore, this means that the Cranes could have a new by the time they venture into the 2018 CAF African Nations Championships in Morocco next year.

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