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Basena Appointed New Cranes Assistant Coach

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has today appointed Moses Basena as the new assistant coach of the national team.
New Cranes assistant Coach Moses Basena.

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has today appointed Moses Basena as the new assistant coach of the national team.

Edgar Watson, the Fufa Chief Executive Officer said during a press briefing at the headquarters in Mengo that the Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday decided that Basena becomes the assistant.

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Basena who was assistant Coach of the national team under Scotsman Bobby Williamson between 2010-2011 is also coach of army side Simba FC in the Uganda Premier League (UPL). When contacted Basena said he is happy to get back to the national team because he is always proud to serve the nation.

Basena will work together with head Coach Milutin ‘Micho\' Sredojevic to handle the team as they battle in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) which all start in June this year.

While Uganda will face Tanzania in the 2016 CHAN qualifiers, they are grouped alongside Burkina Faso, Botswana and Comoroes in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers. Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Fred Kajoba was retained as the goalkeeping coach. 

The former assistant Coach Kisala has been appointed assistant coach of the U-20 Olympic team which will play in May between the winner of the match of Rwanda and Somalia for the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.

Peter Onen has also replaced Matia Lule as Coach of the U-17 team. Lule is now the new Coach of Tanzania Premier League side Stand United FC.

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