Ugandan Coaches ‘Not Interested’ In Cranes Jobs As Over 300 Foreigners Apply

Mike Mutebi rumoured to have applied for the Cranes job

Over 200 candidates have expressed keen interest in taking over as the next Uganda Senior Men’s Football Team head coach, FUFA has revealed.

Last week, FUFA put up a public notice, searching for a suitable candidate to fill-in the Uganda Cranes head coach role left vacant after the departure of Serbian tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

The federation also advertised that they were as well looking for an assistant coach, strength and conditioning coach and goalkeeping coach for the national team.

After six days of searching, the federation has recieved an overwhelming number of people interested in the advertised jobs.

Out of the total 310 applications recieved by FUFA for the various Uganda Cranes jobs jobs they advertised, only 10 Ugandans showed interest, the other 300 applicants were all foreigners.

According to FUFA, exactly 245 individuals have applied for the head coach role, and only two of those are Ugandans.

Relatively, 34 candidates have applied for the Assistant Coach job, and only two of those are Ugandans.

24 individuals, including five Ugandans have applied for the post of Strength and Conditioning coach.

Seven have applied for the Goalkeeping Coach role, amongst them is one Ugandan.

FUFA, which is the supreme governing body of football in Uganda will still reserve the right to hire the candidates they find most suitable, but they’ll have to do so promptly.

There’s no much time left before the 2026 World Cup qualifiers kick off November. Uganda need to assemble a technical team in time to be responsible for summoning and managing the Cranes squad.

Uganda is placed in Group G, alongside Algeria, Guinea, Mozambique, Botswana, and Somalia.



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