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Cranes coach Bobby Williamson sacked

By Aloysious Kasoma

Uganda Cranes head coach Bobby Williamson has been sacked. Federation of Uganda Football Association publicist Rogers Mulindwa said today at FUFA House in Mengo.

FUFA made the announcement during a press conference held in Kampala.


The decision is to be taken into effect immediately, the statement said. The fate of his assistants, Fred Kajoba and Jackson Mayanja is yet to be known.

This came after a 2 -0 loss away to Liberia in Monrovia where Uganda suffered their first defeat in the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifying campaign remaining on the bottom of Group J among Senegal, Angola and Liberia.

Bobby was appointed on 19 August 2008 by FUFA to be the coach of the Uganda national football team replacing Csaba László, who resigned in July 2008 to join Scottish Premier League side Hearts.

Under his reign, Uganda has won 34 games, lost 14 and drawn 18. The Cranes have scored 105 goals and conceded 52 in the process.

However, he is credited for Cecafa Tusker Cup competitions which Uganda Cranes has won four times in the last five years.

The next coach is not yet known but sports Journalist are pointing at the possibility of employing the Zambia Coach Herve Renard and Fomer Sports Club Villa coach Mitcho Sredojevich.

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