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FUFA officially start receiving applications for Cranes top job

The chairman of the committee Kalusha Bwalya will be pivotal in deciding the next Cranes head coach. Courtesy photo.



FOOTBALL–After successfully setting up a committee of experts that will review applications from persons seeking to become Craned head coach, the Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) has today Monday 23 started receiving curriculum vitas (CVs) from interested persons.

The communication has been delivered by FUFA media officer Ahmed Hussein.

“Today FUFA has started recieving applications for the vacant Uganda Cranes head coach role,” Hussien said in a WhatsApp voice note.

“The job is open to anyone who thinks has the capabilities and requirements whether Ugandan or foreigner,” he added.

The deadline for receiving applications is October 29. The advert comes after FUFA decided that Moses Basena, who has been in charge of the Uganda Cranes, on an interim basis was not up to the task.

Basena has been in charge of the Cranes in five competitive fixtures so far and the game against Congo Brazaville on November 6, will be his last as acting Cranes head coach.

Basena has won two of the five games as head coach, drawn one and lost two. He has also led Uganda to the CHAN tournament in Morocco early next year.

The former Cranes had coach Milutin “Micho” Sredjovic left his role for South African giants Orlando Pirates in July sighting salary arrears and poor working conditions.

Micho who is believed to have been earning $10,000 a month plus bonuses and allowances left his role add he had not been paid for four months and it remains to be seen if the next coach will earn as much as the Serb was getting.

The new Cranes head coach is expected to be announced on November 15, 2017.

The committee that will vet the applicants includes Zambian former super star Kalusha Bwalya (chairperson), Edgar Watson (FUFA Chief Executive Officer), Asuman Lubowa (FUFA Technical Director) and Livingstone Kyambadde (Chairman Uganda Football Coaches’ Association) and a unknown representative from the National Council of Sports.

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