Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo has announced Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba will take over as interim coaches for the national team following the departure of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic last week. Magogo made the announcement this morning at a press briefing held at Fufa house in Mengo.
The duo have for a longtime been part of the national team setup with Basena serving as an assistant to Bobby Williamson in 2011. While Williamson and Basena left the Cranes job in 2013, the latter returned to the national team as Micho’s assistant in 2015. Kajjoba, on the other hand has been the Cranes goalkeeper coach for over five years.
In the briefing, Magogo also revealed what caused the fallout between Fufa and Cranes’ outgoing Serb coach. “The outstanding amount that we owe Micho is USD 54,000. We must know that Fufa has a big expenditure programme. It is government’s [duty] to come in and help, then we concentrate on development,” said Magogo.
“When the coach expressed his wish to part ways with us, we sat and offered to double his pay in a bid to keep him but he rejected it,” he added.
Basena and Kajjoba’s first games in charge will be August’s two-legged CHAN qualifier against Rwanda which will then be followed by a World Cup qualifier against Egypt at Namboole.