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For a man who helped make Uganda’s most flamboyant professional in David Obua, Csaba Laszlo needs all our prayers as he awaits appointment for the manager’s job at Nottingham Forest in England.

The 52-year-old is best known in the Uganda for his time spent as national team head coach of the Uganda Cranes replacing Egyptian Mohammad Abbas in 2006 before moving on to become manager of Hearts in the Scottish Premier League from 2008 until 2010 where Obua flourished under his tutorage.

Coached by the Hungarian, Uganda Cranes had a chance of breaking a 30-year wait for the chance to participate in a continental tournament.

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Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi last week told the Nottingham Post he had received interest from abroad and said: “I have been offered three managers in England already and seven from across Europe. My friend Laszlo is also interested.

Laszlo, who was born in Romanian but is a Hungarian national, is still based in Scotland and is keen to take a role in the English game.

Before this he had success in Hungary with Ferencváros in the Uefa Cup.

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