The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has parted ways with Uganda Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson with immediate effect. According to a statement released by the federation Head of Communications Rogers Mulindwa, the decision to part ways with the Scottish Coach was reached at following an emergency executive committee sitting at Fufa house on Monday 8th April.
“The Federation of Uganda football Association (FUFA) hereby informs the public that a notice of termination of contract has this Monday 8th April 2013 been given to the Cranes Head Coach Mr. Roberts ‘Bobby’ Williamson”, read part of the statement signed by Mulindwa.
“The emergency Committee of FUFA sitting today took the decision of notice in compliance with the contract of employment and other relevant labour laws of Uganda the Employment Act 2006″, concluded the statement.
Bobby Williamson took over the Cranes job in 2008 from Hungarian Laslo Casba and has been in charge of the team for 66 games. He has won 34 games, loss 14 and drawn 18. Under his reign, the Cranes have scored 105 goals and conceded 52 in the process.
Inside sources indicate he was shown the exit for failure to steer Uganda Cranes to the Africa Nations Cup having come close but failed in the 2010, 2012 and 2013 campaigns.
His most notable achievement will be winning four Cecafa Tusker Championships 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
On his replacement, the federation remained tight lipped but Rogers Mulindwa confirmed that the executive will sit soon and make it known to the public.
Efforts to talk to Bobby Williamson were futile as he couldn’t pick his phone.
BOBBY WILLIAMSON PROFILE:
Full Name: Bobby Roberts Williamson
Born 13th August 1961
Clydebank FC 1980 – 1983
Rangers 1980 – 1986
West Bromwich Albion 1986 – 1988
Rotherham United 1988 – 1990
Kilmarnock 1990 – 1995
Kilmarnock 1996 – 2002
Hibernian 2002 – 2004
Plymouth Argyle 2004 – 2005
Chester City 2007 – 2008
Uganda Cranes July 2008 – April 2013