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Who is David Obua, the new URA head coach?


When you talk about Uganda Cranes, a number of names come into mind and David Obua is one of them.

David Obua, a former Uganda Cranes Left back and Chief, famously known as the King, took on the head coach role at the Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club( URA FC) on Thursday 2nd November.

Obua handed the URA jersey.

Obua replaced Fred Muhumuza who has been at the helm on interim since replacing the late Sam Timbe.

However with lots of uncertainties whether he is or not the right man for the job the touchline sports would like to let you know who Obua is?

David Obua is a football coach born in Kampala, Uganda in 1984. He started his playing career at Police FC.

He went onto play for his other clubs like, Express FC, As Port Lious 2000, Kaizer Chiefs, Hearts and Uganda Men’s National team the Cranes.

Obua at Kaizer Chiefs.

However, the 39 year old has an short coaching background with minimal experience in the field but expected to use his experience from his playing days inorder to have an effect on URA.

The UEFA A coaching licence holder has gathered some experience in the Uganda Premier League as an assistant coach at Maroons where he deputised former KCCA, Vipers SC and Azam FC coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe in 2018.

David Obua (L) and George’Best’ Nsimbe (R).

With all round him, Obua is known as vocal person who never keeps quiet when things are going wrong. This was sighted when in 2017 during 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in the  Supersport studios as a pundit, labeling Uganda’s Football playing system as “Street football”.

David Obua at the Supersport studios in 2017.

The statement attracted attention from the head coach of the Uganda Cranes at that time  Milutin Sredojevic “Micho” calling Obua a perennial loser and failure that was talking with jealousy.

As a player, Obua was short tempered and surrounded with controversies the huge one coming towards at the end of his career when he threatened not to play for the Uganda Cranes claiming that FUFA President at that time Lawrence Mulindwa and Cranes head coach Bobby Williamson always wanted him out because he was the most vocal player.

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