Cranes assistant, Fred Kajoba has been dismissed from the national team camp for after violating the set COVID-19 regulations.
Reports from sources close to the national team reveal Kajoba, a staunch catholic has been found to have left the team’s training camp in Kisaasi to attend Christmas prayers without the consent of his boss, Johnny McKinstry.
A statement from the Federation (FUFA) has been released confirming the development.
“FUFA has released one of the Uganda Cranes technical staff Fred Kajoba after not being able to observe the camp regulations at the Team Hotel in Kisasi which require all members of the contingent to follow the strict Covid-19 SOPs.”
“Kajoba will therefore not travel with the Uganda Cranes Contingent on Monday 28th December 2020 when they fly out of the country for a pre- CHAN tournament in Cameroon in preparation for the Total CHAN Finals that starts mid-January 2021.”
“A replacement for the goalkeeping coach will be named by the FUFA Executive in due course.”
Kajoba, a former Cranes goalkeeper has served the national team for more than a decade, guiding the team to two back to back Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in 2017 and 2019 hosted by Gabon and Egypt respectively.
He also served as an interim with Moses Basena in 2017, replacing Micho who had moved on to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.
It is expected that the Federation will find another goalkeeping coach to take charge of the department when the team travels to Cameroon for a pre-CHAN preparation tournament on Monday 28th.
Among the potential replacements for Kajob include Ibrahim Mugisha (who has worked with the team before for the AFCON qualifier doubleheader against South Sudan), Stephen Billy Kigundu (Underage goalkeeping coach) and Express FC goalkeeping coach, Daniel Kiwanuka.