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Football | Uganda

Mike Mutebi @ SS com

Mutebi rules self out of Cranes post



SC Villa tactician Mike Mutebi has ruled himself out of the race to replace sacked Bobby Williamson as Uganda Cranes coach.

Mutebi, 42, was one of the local candidates for the vacant job, says even if he was given the opportunity, he could turn it down because of the current conditions in the country.

“No,” Mutebi told supersport.com, adding, “There is no way I can coach the Cranes under the prevailing conditions.”

Mutebi mid last week told us the sacking of Bobby only masked the bigger problem that is football management in the country, insisting lack of structures and interference from the federation in the coach’s work were some of the wilder ills.

Now he says the “narrow-mindedness of the populace” cannot allow a Ugandan coach to take over.

“Actually, Fufa asked my opinion in 2004/5 and I advised that there is no way a Ugandan coach can coach the national team because of the deep-seated intrigue,” added Mutebi, who is the last Ugandan to coach Cranes in 2004.

“I have experienced it myself, Polly Ouma experienced it, Paul Hasule experienced it. So I advised the federation then when Mulindwa (Lawrence, the Fufa president) had just come in.

“I told them that if they wanted anybody to take us forward, it should be an African who understands African football.

“If not, then because of the disintegration of Yugoslavia, there are so many Serbian coaches who are knowledgeable (about African football), and can speak English, look on that side.”

Mutebi added: “Because I know, they would say – when I was a coach of the national team. Of the 50 players I had as a pool which I presented to Fufa, by then I was coaching KCC, there were only seven KCC players.

“In the starting line-up of the national team, there was no KCC player. But then they would always accuse us, or Hasule (SC Villa legend), you know that because he played for Villa he would select only Villa players. So to change that mindset of people it can take time.”

Fufa are expected to name a new coach before the end of the month and several foreign candidates have expressed interest. They include Italian Dario Bonetti and Belgian Tom Sainfiet and another Serbian Nikola Kavazovic.

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