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Mubiru turns down Crested Cranes role


Former Police Football Club head coach Abdallah Mubiru has turned down Uganda Women National team – the Crested Cranes assistant coach role days after he was announced by the Federation of Uganda Football Association.

According to various reports, Coach Mubiru says he was not consulted before the Federation put out the announcement.

However in a statement put out on their X platform, FUFA came out to affirm that the appointment was announced after the consent of Coach Mubiru;

“A few days back, Mr. Mubiru Abdallah was appointed as Assistant coach of the Uganda National Senior (Women’s) Team Crested Cranes. “ it read

“Whereas the appointment was announced after the consent of Coach Mubiru, he has since communicated that he has developed personal reasons not to take the offer.”

“FUFA is an institution that primes in understanding the demands and decisions of each person and consequently, agrees to assign the national duty task to another person to be identified in the due process.”

“The team will continue with the training sessions under coach Ayub Khalifan and Olive Mbekeka as the search for the Head Coach and Assistant of the Crested Cranes continues.” the statement concluded.

The Crested Cranes team is currently in camp as the girls get ready to face North Africa side Algeria in the Women’s AFCON qualifiers on Wednesday, 20th September at the Fufa Technical Centre. 

About Abdallah Mubiru

Coach Mubiru has previously served as an assistant coach to Johnathan McKinstry when he was appointed as the head coach of the Uganda Cranes.

After Johnathan McKinstry was fired, Mubiru later held the head coach role on interim basis.

On the club level, Mubiru has previously coached Proline, KCCA, Vipers, Police and Mbeya City FC in Tanzania.

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