πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ No Ugandans applied for national team job out of 67 applicants
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ No Ugandans applied for national team job out of 67 applicants
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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ No Ugandans applied for national team job out of 67 applicants

Reports have emerged that there were no Ugandan native coaches who applied for the role of the Cranes national team which has come as a shock according to Daily Monitor. 

According to the publication, approximately 67 applicants applied for the main job and none of them were locals.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) have reportedly been vocal about giving the job to the most qualified candidate and were not particular whether the coach should be local or foreign. 

Former Cranes interim and assistant coach Moses Basena had in an earlier interview told Daily Monitor and told that he had applied for the job.

“If I didn’t apply, I think I would have done myself and local coaches a huge disservice,” Basena said over a month ago. However, with the latest revelations, Basena clarified that he indeed did apply but not as head coach.

“I applied but as an assistant,” he told Daily Monitor yesterday, “Why? Look, I was told that I came second to Desabre (Sebastien) when I applied last time, that shows I qualify and I thought after he left, it should have been clear.”

Former Police FC head coach and Cranes interim coach told Daily Monitor that he did not feel any motivation or inspiration to apply for the role. 

“I looked at the circumstances and realised they were not favouring us, local coaches,” said Mubiru.

“The whole country, not only the authorities but also fans do not give us a chance. Not that we are not good enough; we can do the job but people are obsessed with a foreign coach.

​Johnathan McKinstry, 34-year-old Northern Irishman has officially been appointed as the new head of the Uganda national team as of September 30, 2019. 

Read more: Uganda Cranes appoint McKinstry as new head coach

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