Magogo warns local coaches against the Uganda Cranes brand

Moses Magogo (R) unveiling Uganda Cranes head coach Paul Put (m)|FUFA IMAGE

FOOTBALL Magogo warns local coaches against the Uganda Cranes brand

Brian Aheebwa 09:48 - 04.11.2023

FUFA President Moses Magogo has warned "the trying local coaches" against expressing their interest in managing the Uganda Cranes.

Magogo stated the above during the unveiling of the Belgian Paul Joseph Put as the new Uganda Cranes head coach at FUFA Complex on Thursday, November 2.

"We got over 250 applicants, including two Ugandans who, according to our section team, did not meet the federation's requirements," Magogo explained.

Paul Put is the new Uganda Cranes head coach|FUFA IMAGE

"A number of our coaches lack the exposure because they have played and been coached from here, and they shouldn't try themselves out starting with the national team."

He added: "We have junior teams and local clubs where they can be tried first, but not the Uganda Cranes."

"The national team competes internationally, and therefore, the experience required is beyond the local league because."

A trusted source from the federation confided to Pulse Sports that former Kitara FC and Vipers SC head coaches Sam Ssimbwa and Alex Isabirye did.

However, they were both considered for the assistant coach position, and Put chose Ssimbwa.

Put was handed a two-year renewal contract, and his first assignments with his assistant Ssimbwa were in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Uganda will face Guinea and Somalia in Morocco in a fortnight.