COACHING TRIO: Micho with his two deputies Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba

FUFA has appointed Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as interim coaches after the departure of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

At a press conference held in Mengo on Monday afternoon, Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo confirmed that the duo will manage the Uganda Cranes as the Football Association searches for Micho’s replacement.

Basena and goalkeeping coach Kajoba are expected to take charge of the national team as it faces Egypt in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers in August and September.

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The duo will also lead the charge on Rwanda in the CHAN qualification match in an away and home encounter in a bid to book a place in the tournament scheduled for next year in Kenya.

Uganda beat South Sudan 5-1 to advance to the CHAN final qualifying round in Micho’s final game. They take on Rwanda in the first leg August 12.

Both the technical men are familiar with the team as they have been deputizing the Serbian Micho.

The Serbian coach guided the team to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, ending Uganda’s 38-year absence from the continental high table, but announced on Saturday that he terminated his contract with Uganda due to the federation’s failure to honour his contract.

The Cranes have not had a local coach since 2004, when Mike Mutebi was replaced by Egyptian Muhammed Abbas, with seven of the last nine national team bosses being foreigners.

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