The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed that assistants to sacked Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson Jackson Mayanja and Fred Kajoba will remain in charge of the team until a new coach is appointed.
“We shall continue to receive applications from coaches all over the world, but the assistants will remain in-charge till we make a decision,” Rogers Mulindwa, the Uganda FA Head of Communication said.
Mayanja has had two stints as Bobby’s assistant and also worked as assistant to Laslo Csaba in 2006 while Kajoba has been the goal keeping coach under the 51 year old Scot for the last five years.
The duo will work together with psychology Coach Leo Adraa as the federation seeks to find Bobby’s replacement.
Meanwhile, two foreign coaches have shown interest in taking over the Cranes job. Former Ethiopia, Yanga FC and Namibia Coach Tom Saintfiet and Italian midfielder Guissepe Dossena while Rwanda’s Mitcho Sredojevich and Zambia’s 2012 AFCON winning Coach Renard Herve have distanced themselves despite speculation.
Locally, ex-cranes winger and former assistant to Bobby Williamson Sam Ssimbwa has also showed interest.
“I have what it takes to guide the national team to great heights. They can even try me for a short period and see how I perform,” said Ssimbwa. As usual, we shall keep you posted on all developments.