Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Technical Director Asuman Lubowa has retired after nine years of service.
Lubowa’s retirement was confirmed by the federation Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson on Wednesday, 14th February 2018.
Watson was addressing the media during the federation weekly press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.
“We received Asuman Lubowa’s letter to retire. The FUFA Executive convened on 8th February 2018 and accepted his retirement. We thank Mr. Lubowa for the time he served as TD (Technical Director) for 9 years,” Watson said.
Watson clarified that Lubowa will remain a football coaching instructor.
Lubowa was appointed Technical Director of FUFA in 2009, replacing Watson who was elevated to the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Lubowa has previously coached the Uganda U-23 team (The Kobs), leading the team to the 1995 CECAFA Cup final.
He was appointed Uganda Cranes head coach after the Kobs job and guided the Uganda Cranes to the 1996 CECAFA Cup in Sudan before resigning in April 1999.
Lubowa also played for the Uganda Cranes and coached local clubs as Sports Club Villa Jogoo and Police.
Meanwhile, Ali Mwebe, a former FUFA Competitions Directir will take over Lubowa’s duties, but, as Football Development Director.
Mwebe will be assisted by Bashir Mutyaba.
Aisha Nalule is the new Competitions Director.