AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes technical bench dissolved after tournament exit

AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes technical bench dissolved after tournament exit, Fred Kennedy
July 11, 2019 at 5:22 AM

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has dissolved the Uganda Cranes technical bench after the East Africa nation exiting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the round of 16.

This comes barely three days after Sebastien Desabre resigned firm his position for a coaching role with an Egyptian club.

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FUFA confirmed that all positions on the senior national football team and all the junior teams, the U-23, U-20 and U-17) are now vacant.

Cranes are set to participate at the CHAN 2020 qualifiers against Somalia with Abdallah Mubiru as head coach and Livingstone Mbabazi as his assistant on an interim basis.

"We are aware that we are playing Somalia in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers towards the end of this month," FUFA boss Moses Magogo said in a statement.
On the interim, Abdallah Mubiru, Livingstone Mbabazi, Sadiq Wassa (goalkeeping coach) and team manager Geoffrey Massa will handle the team," he announced.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his delight with the performance of the national football team at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

This is despite the team bowing out of the tournament in the round of 16 after suffering a slim 1-0 defeat to Senegal.

The team, which defied all odds under the tutelage of Sebastien Desabre will now be smiling all the way to the bank after Museveni awarding them a sum of KSh 100 million in addition to their wages and bonuses.

Story by Elvince Joshuah, correspondent.

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