Uganda football coach fired

Kampala, April 9 (IANS) The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) sacked the coach of their national team, Bobby Williamson.

Williamson’s contract was terminated during an emergency meeting of FUFA chaired by president Lawrence Mulindwa, reports Xinhua.

“FUFA hereby informs the public that a notice of termination of contract has been given to the Cranes head coach Roberts Bobby Williamson,” a statement from FUFA head of communication Rogers Mulindwa said Monday.

Mulindwa didn’t explain the reason of the sacking, stating that FUFA took the decision of notice in compliance with the contract of employment and other relevant labour laws of Uganda.

Williamson, who was signed in 2008, won four regional Council for East and Central African Football Associations Senior Challenge Cups and came close to qualifying the team for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on two occasions.

He took over from Hungarian Laszlo Csaba, who abandoned the team to go to coach Hearts in the Scottish League.

FUFA will meet again in the week to decide the fate of the two assistant coaches, Jackson Mayanja and Fred Kajoba, and who is likely to take charge of the team before their next competitive matches in June.

Although Williamson has helped improve the Cranes’ FIFA ranking, his recent 0-2 loss to lowly placed Liberia in the 2014 World Cup qualifier, has affected him greatly and many people in the FUFA circles decided he should be sacked.

After the loss, Uganda slipped to fourth in Group J of the World Cup qualifier. Senegal leads the group with five points while Liberia are second and Angola third.

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