Uganda’s head coach Bobby Williamson has denied ever speaking with the Kenya FA over taking charge of the national team, Harambee Stars.
The Scottish tactician who has guided Uganda to three trophies of the regional CECAFA Tusker Senior Challenge Cup told Kawowo Sports that he is happy in Uganda and has a job insisting there is no reason to apply for another job at the moment.
“I am happy here”, he stated. “I have a job. Why should I apply for a Kenyan job.”
There were reports in the Kenyan media that Williamson had applied for the vacant Harambee Stars job but the Scot trashes the reports as false.
“Do you take whatever you read in the papers and other media as truth?, he bemused. “I have not spoken to anybody from the Kenyan FA and neither the media so I don’t know where got that”, he further stated.
The Harambee Stars coaching job has been vacant since the controversial exit of Frenchman Henri Michel late last year after he was in-charge for less than five months. Assistant coach James Nandwa has been in-charge of the team and guided them to a second place finish in the Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup and a 3-0 away win over highly rated Libya in an International friendly last week.
While Uganda is preparing to face Liberia in the 2014 World Cup qualifier next month, the Harambee Stars are also getting in shape ahead of their away game against newly crowned African Champions Nigeria in the same qualifier.
Williamson has been in charge of the Uganda Cranes for the past four years.