Local coaches are ready for Uganda Cranes job – Mutebi

Mike Mutebi, manager of KCCA FC

KCCA Football Club manager Mike Mutebi says local coaches are now ready to take charge of the Uganda Cranes.

Four years ago, Mutebi said local coaches were not ready for the job and FUFA went ahead with the gaffer’s advise to hire Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic after firing Bobby Williamson.

The league and cup double winning coach with the Kasasiro believes that Ugandan coaches are now ready to take charge of the national team.

“Local coaches are now ready to handle the national team,” Mutebi said.

“The only problem is that local coaches are despised in terms of remuneration and the like.

“For now, they should be offered contracts and not depend on allowances plus they should quit their club jobs. Micho didn’t succeed alone but as a team with Fred Kajoba and Moses Basena so they can do the job.”

The former national team manager also thinks the mindset that deterred previous local tacticians from performing particularly the inclination to local clubs has much changed.

“When I was in charge, people saw me as KCCA, same as Paul Hasule who was SC Villa in the minds of the population but the thinking seems to have changed.”

Mutebi is arguably one of the most experienced and respected tacticians in the country at the moment.

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