Jackson Magera will handle the Uganda U-15 team as head coach
Jackson Magera is the first assistant coach for Uganda U-17 and U-20 junior teams

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has communicated major changes in the technical management for the U-17 and U-20 national teams.

Peter Onen, former head coach for the national U-17 team and Wasswa Bbosa (U-20) have been dropped in the new structures.

Onen was instrumental for the Uganda Cubs team which qualified for the 2019 AFCON U-17 finals.

This followed a FUFA Emergency Executive Committee convention that called for the changes, intended to re-organise the management and technical set up of the Uganda National teams with immediate effect.

FUFA has now divided the National teams into two categories; Junior teams and the National Senior sides all with different personnel.

FUFA would like to thank the coaches who have played a key role for the Senior and Junior teams during the period they were on duty with the players. The changes will help for continuity purposes, growth and development of players in the categorised National teams. Further reviews on the technical personnel of the Uganda Cranes and other National teams will be made and communicated in due course. The changes take immediate effect.

A FUFA Statement read.
BUL FC head coach Peter Onen has been left out of the new U-17 technical team arrangement Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The National Senior teams – Uganda Cranes and U-23-Kobs, the coach remains Sebastien Desabre. Mathias Lule will also the acting assistant Uganda Cranes coach.

The National Junior teams (U-17 and U-20) will also be under one roof with one head coach yet to be named).

KCCA Football Club Soccer Academy coach Jackson Magera reaps big in the changes.

Magera will be the first assistant coach.

KCCA Soccer Academy head coach, Jackson Magera (far left) with his assistant Richard Makumbi and the rest of the bench during a game at Lugogo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Hamza Lutalo becomes the second assistant coach whilst Mubarak Kiberu Mubarak remains the goalkeepers’ coach.

Emma Nakabago is maintained as head of Medical and Frank Bumpenjje is the kits manager.

The changes come at a time Uganda will host the 2019 CECACA U-20 finals (14th – 17th January) in Njeru and Gulu.

Hamza Lutalo becomes the second assistant coach for Uganda U-17 national team Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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