Uganda to stay with Csaba

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FUFA have announced last that they will continue with the German-Hungarian coach despite a public outcry for his dismissal.

After failing to win the Cecafa tournament in which the Cranes entered as overwhelming favourites, local football fans blamed Csabas tactics, notably his decision to start with Dan Wagaluka on the bench for the semi-final clash against Rwanda.

But FUFA vice-president in charge of technical matters, Asumani Lubowa said that Csaba should not be crucified for experimenting.

“Anyone who watched the games in Dar-es-Salaam can bear testimony that Uganda’s game has improved of late. What we want is to give him more time to improve even more. We are not thinking of letting him go in the near future,” Lubowa stated.

Lubowa further conceded that both the federation and Csaba himself were finding it difficult for him to draft a comprehensive programme for the national team's training owing to the fact that the bulk of the players who Csaba relies on for the Cranes team are professionals - who invariably spend precious little time in Uganda.

“It is becoming tricky. Unless we say that we are training a new team that will provide talent for the future, there is no way we can have local players train for months, yet when it comes to the real action, it is the foreign players that make 90 percent of the team.”

He however said that plans were underway to see that monthly training sessions are organised for the players given the introduction of Caf’s African Cup, a tournament that will see only locally-based players employed by the respective national teams.

“The technical committee will meet with the national coaches and draw a viable programme. The qualifiers are not very far and every one wants to see us qualify,” said Lubowa.

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