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FUFA Appoint Interim coaches To Replace Micho, Calls for Gov’t To Fund The Cranes

  • Magogo with Spokesperson Ahmed & Kiiza

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President, Eng. Moses Magogo has officially announced the appointment of Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as interim coaches for the national team, the Uganda Cranes.

The two coaches have been assistants to former head coach Mr Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic.

Moses Basena (L) and Fred Kajooba (R) to manage Uganda Cranes on Interim basis

Eng. Magogo was addressing the media on Monday at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala days after receipt of the termination notice on Saturday.

“We convened as a family including immediate former players and made a decision to hand the national team to Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as interim coaches until the CHAN 2018 and FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Rwanda and Egypt respectively. We shall give them (Basena and Kajoba) all the necessary support” Eng. Magogo remarked.

Eng. Magogo appreciated the timely support from the sponsors, partners and the Government of Uganda every time the national team and FUFA has required the services.

He also hinted on the constructive procedure currently being undertaken by FUFA with Government towards the facilitation of the national team just like it is done elsewhere on the African continent.

“As the federation, we have engaged the Government and the discussions for funding of the national team are positive and promising.” Eng. Magogo noted.

“After AFCON 2017, we sat down with the coach and agreed on the payment plan. We cleared the $50,000 qualification bonus. The arrears are cumulative and we had a plan to pay because even in June 2017, we paid the coach $20,000. As a federation, we have never faulted on the payment plan agreed upon. We also pledge to clear the outstanding arrears for the coach” Eng Magogo added.

Basena and Kajoba will resume official duties starting with the 2018 TOTAL CHAN qualifiers against Rwanda.

Source: FUFA

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