Uganda (Xinhua) --
In a bid to improve the quality of
football in Uganda, the country’s FA is sending several
coaches for refresher courses and others for further
training out of the country.
Edgar Watson, the
Uganda FA chief executive Officer told Xinhua in a
recent interview that they will continue to build
capacity among the coaches because with better trained
personnel, the standards will also develop.
Watson said they decided to hire a new national coach
Sebastien Desabre this week, at the same time Moses
Basena, the out going interim coach and goalkeepers
coach Fred Kajoba will travel for further training in
New York, United States.
On his arrival the new French born coach Desabre said
he called for professionalism from each one so that they
can be able to achieve great results.
Watson said bringing Desabre who has a rich coaching
profile of top Premier league sides around Africa will
help the other technical members on the Cranes coaching
team and local coaches
Ahmed Hussein, the Uganda FA spokesman told Xinhua
that Basena and Kajoba will be on an exchange program
with the USA Football Federation for three months.
He said in the training, they will share experiences
with some English Premier League coaches.
Uganda has over 30 top coaches who hold the Grade B
Confederation of African Football (CAF) certificate
which gives them ground to handle teams in the national
Hussein said over time the Federation has worked to
develop coaches right from the lower levels to the
"We are getting to a level where we want to continue
sending our coaches for further training so that they
can also be able to compete with other European coaches
for top jobs around the continent," he said.
Livingstone Kyambadde, one of the instructors for
coaches in Uganda told Xinhua that in the last five
years, Uganda has greatly built capacity of the coaches.
"It is nice to see that our coaches can easily go to
neigbouring Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan and
get jobs. This is all because of the capacity we have
built over time," added Kyambadde.
Former Uganda Cranes player Mujib Kasule, and now a
coach of Uganda Premier League side, Proline FC says
coaches must also invest their individual resources and
time to acquire new knowledge and ideas in order to keep