Uganda national football coach fired   2013-04-09 08:14:18            

KAMPALA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Uganda's football governing body Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has sacked Bobby Williamson, the coach of the national team, Cranes.

Williamson's contract was terminated on Monday during an emergency meeting of FUFA chaired by Lawrence Mulindwa.

"FUFA hereby informs the public that a notice of termination of contract has this Monday, April 8 been given to the Cranes head coach Roberts Bobby Williamson," read the letter issued by the FUFA head of communication, Rogers Mulindwa.

Mulindwa did not want to explain the reason of the sacking, saying that FUFA took the decision of notice in compliance with the contract of employment and other relevant labor laws of Uganda.

Williamson, who was signed in 2008, won four regional Council for East and Central African Football Associations Senior Challenge Cups and came close to qualifying the team for the Africa Cup of Nations on two occasions.

He took over from Hungarian Laszlo Csaba who abandoned the team to go Coach Hearts in the Scottish League.

Williamson told Xinhua in an interview that he cannot comment yet on the development.

FUFA will meet again in the week to decide the fate of the two assistant coaches Jackson Mayanja and Fred Kajoba, and who is likely to take charge of the team before their next competitive matches in June.

Although Williamson has helped improve the Cranes ranking on the Federation of International Football Association list, his recent loss 2-0 to lowly placed Liberia in the 2014 World Cup qualifier has affected him greatly and many people in the FUFA circles decided he should be sacked.

After the loss to Liberia, Uganda slipped to fourth place in Group J of the World Cup qualifier. Senegal leads the group with five points, while Liberia are second and Angola third.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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