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Search for Mahatlane’s successor now in full swing


In the wake of the board’s decision not to renew Laurence Mahatlane’s contract as the former coach of the Cricket Cranes, the Uganda Cricket Association has initiated the pursuit for a new head coach for the senior men’s team.

Laurence Mahathlane the former Cricket Crânes head coach.

Mahatlane, a South African coach, concluded his tenure after three years at the helm, as his contract reached its expiration, prompting the search for a successor.

The Uganda Cricket Association recently issued an announcement, inviting individuals with a solid professional profile and a minimum of 5 years’ coaching experience to apply for the head coach position via [email protected].

Eligible candidates should possess ECB/CA/BCCI/CSA Level 3 or 4 accreditation, or its equivalent international qualifications.

Furthermore, the prospective head coach is expected to demonstrate a profound understanding of cricketing culture, ODI cycles, associate member pathways, experience in coaching at international levels, a track record in high-performance environments, and a history of coaching achievements.

The role of the head coach encompasses a diverse array of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Nurturing and preparing players for international competitions.
Cultivating a high-performance culture within the Cricket Cranes team.
Participation as a member of the national selection committee.

Ensuring effective team management and the holistic development of players.
The application window is set to close on January 26th, 2024.

Amongst cricket enthusiasts, there exists a spectrum of opinions regarding the potential successor.

While some advocate for Jackson Ogwang, the current interim coach, attributing his recent achievements, including the World Cup qualification, to his leadership abilities, others remain skeptical, questioning whether the success was primarily influenced by Craig Williams’ presence or sheer luck.

Jackson Ogwang, the interim Cricket Cranes head coach.

The recent loss to Rwanda during the opening match of the ACA Cup has sparked debates about the team’s competence and performance standards, further intensifying discussions surrounding the next head coach.

Despite Jackson’s success in defending the ACA T20 cup in South Africa, some fans, while acknowledging and applauding his achievements as a local talent, are hesitant to support his candidacy for the head coach position.

They cite concerns about his insufficient qualifications and level of coaching certificates as reasons to rule him out for the role.

Ultimately, the decision regarding the appointment will rest solely with the board, as they hold the authority as the principal employers.

As this narrative evolves, updates will continue to be shared, ensuring that Touchline Sports keeps you informed on the unfolding developments in Uganda’s cricketing arena.

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