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Magogo explains Fufa’s choice of Ghanaian for Uganda Cubs job as local coaches rant


Fufa President Eng. Moses Magogo, on Wednesday morning, unveiled a new head coach for the Uganda Under-17 and Under-20.

The Ghanaian, Samuel Fabin Kwesi, took over the job that was left vacant after former head Peter Onen was dropped in January, few months after leading the country to the continental tournament for the first time.

Local coaches went to their different social media platforms to express their disappointment to Fufa for failing to give the locals a chance.

“I question why some of us are deeply involved in football as a vocation . Every footballer wants to represent his country be it at any level , so why is it not possible for Ugandan coaches to coach our national teams?” One of the most vocal on the matter, Asaph Mwebaze questioned.

Former Express and Masavu coach Alex Gitta added: “It’s quite challenging and more so a federation that proud it’s self [for] having trained a number of coaches and soliciting a lot of monies from them and yet they have no trust in the local league players and coaches…..”


However, Magogo has explained that the federation went for the 60 year old because of his experience and contacts outside the continent.


“We looked for someone who has experience with the young players, a person who has contacts,” Magogo explains.

“Currently the market in Europe looks at young players. He (Fabin Kwesi) has experience with such teams having coached the Ghana U17 national team,” he added.

The coach’s immediate task is to guide the team in the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.



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