Kalu Appointment To Oversee Uganda Coach Recruitment Raises Eyebrows
The Ugandan federation president, Moses Magogo is having a tough time to convince some of his countrymen that turning to the Zambian football legend, Kalusha Bwalya, to oversee the recruiting process of a new cranes coach is the right resolve.
The FUFA president found himself tweeting to justify Kalusha Bwalya’s appointment as the head of the panel that has Chief Executive Officer Edger Watson,
Asuma Lubowa (Fufa Technical Committee), Livingstone Kyambadde (Uganda Coaches Association) and a representative from National Council of Sports (NCS).
The consensus is split; those that have backed the appointment, with the others reckoning that turning to the Zambian legend will be seen as though Uganda is short of technocrats people.
FUFA finds itself hunting for a new coach after failing to settle Milutin Micho Sredojevic’s dues, leading to parting ways and the latter joining South African giants, Orlando Pirates, for the second stint.
Moses Basena took over the reigns on an interim basis after the departure of Micho and it has been revealed that he is among of the applicants for the permanent job.
Zamfoot has established that Kalusha Bwalya will be paid for his work. Furthermore, that he was not engaged in his personal capacity but as an agent courtesy of the company he owns with his wife called Optimize.
This has raised eyebrows, that if Uganda failed to clear Micho’s arrears few months ago, why is it that now they have afforded to hire a foreign technocrat–when it could be cheap to engage some of the home soil legends such as former cranes captain, but now pundit and trained coach David Oboa.
On the other side of the coin, Kalusha Bwalya, the 1988 African player of the year, former Chipolopolo coach and Football Association of Zambia president; currently an Executive committee member at Confederation of African Football (CAF) and heads technical matters is obvious the right man for this task.
FUFA CEO, Edger Watson has this to say to the local press over Bwalya’s capability, “He is one unique African with many attributes. He has been head Caf Technical Committee, a legendary footballer, coached national team, a president of a federation (Zambia) and is neutral in terms of the Ugandan football status.
“His experience on the globe will give us that quality we need in determining our next coach.”
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