The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) spokesperson, Hussein Ahmed, revealed that out of the 245 applications received for the position of the national men’s football team coach, only two were from Ugandans.
However, he did not disclose the names of the Ugandan applicants.
The recruitment process also saw 34 individuals, including two Ugandans, apply for the assistant coach position of the Ugandan national football team.
Additionally, the strength and conditioning coach position attracted 24 applicants, with five of them being Ugandan.
In the category of goalkeeping coach, there were seven applicants, one of whom was Ugandan.
According to Hussein Ahmed, the next step in the process will be the vetting of candidates in preparation for the CHAN and World Cup qualifiers.
FUFA recently dismissed the head coach of the Uganda national team, Milutin Sredjovic Micho, following the team’s failure to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals.
Uganda finished third in their group, missing out on the chance to compete in the AFCON finals in Ivory Coast.
The disappointing performance, particularly in the AFCON qualifiers, prompted requests from Ugandans for FUFA to consider hiring a local coach to manage the national team.
Whether this request will be taken into consideration remains to be seen.