The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Vice President in-charge of the league Mujib Kasule has hinted that the federation may take long to appoint a new coach to replace sacked Cranes job Bobby Williamson since they are legal issues yet to be sorted in his contract termination.

“We gave Williamson a three month notice of termination and in coaching that is as good as a sack. But Williamson can choose to serve the three months silently and earn his money before he leaves the country. As per the employment laws of Uganda we cannot say anything now about another coach before we are done with sorting out Williamson,” Kasule told 

“We cannot advertise, receive and open applications because we are not yet done with sorting out Williamson’s issues,” he added.

Nevertheless, Kasule said they are optimistic Williamson who is yet to return to Scotland will write to them soon so that FUFA can make a decision on the vacancy but confirmed that his assistants will remain in-charge. 

“But as we wait for all this, the Cranes assistants Jackson Mayanja, Leo Adraa and Fred Kajoba will remain in-charge,” added Kasule.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Williamson has been receiving payment of between US$12,500 to US$14,000 a month. 

Despite so, a number of coaches both foreign and local have shown interest in the Cranes job with German based Ugandan tactician Patrick Kabuye the latest to show interest. Others include Serbian Nikola Kavazovic, Swedish Roger Palmgren, Belgian Tom Saintfiet plus Ugandans Jackson Mayanja and Sam Ssimbwa.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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