In a surprising turn of events, Abdallah Mubiru, the former head coach of Police FC, has declined the offer to become the assistant coach for the Crested Cranes, Uganda’s senior women’s national football team. This decision came shortly after his appointment was publicly announced.
Earlier this week, the Ugandan Football Federation (FUFA) disclosed that Mubiru would be taking on the role of assistant coach, replacing Khalifan Kiyingi, who will now focus on coaching the U-20 team.
However, things took an unexpected twist when Mubiru turned down the position. It has been revealed that Mubiru expressed his disappointment in not being informed prior to his appointment and the subsequent announcement.
FUFA, in response to Mubiru’s decision, issued a statement on Saturday, acknowledging that he had declined the position due to “personal reasons.” They also clarified that they had made the appointment after obtaining Mubiru’s consent.
The statement from FUFA read, “While the appointment was announced with Coach Mubiru’s consent, he has since communicated his personal reasons for not accepting the offer. FUFA respects the personal decisions of individuals and will identify a suitable replacement for the national duty role.”
FUFA further mentioned that training sessions for the women’s national football team will continue under the guidance of Ayub Khalifan and Olive Mbekeka, as they continue their search for a head coach and assistant coach.