Former defender Philip Obwiny says that Uganda Cranes team of home based players should be handled by local coaches.
This is the latest view after the Cranes put up yet another poor display in the ongoing CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
The Cranes lost 5-2 to Morocco and ended rock bottom of Group C, to bundle out at group stage for a fifth straight attempt.
“In my view, for the CHAN tournament, locals should be given a chance to handle the team since they understand the players who play in the league more,” Obwiny said in a recent chat with Journalist David Kalyango.
“But these coaches should not be attached to any club in order to have enough time to follow players on match-days.
“The current coaches (attached to clubs) have less time to monitor the players they are to summon on the team.”
Obwiny also said that the Cranes performed poorly at CHAN because “our league is took weak.”
“We have no professional players that come into our league from other countries,” he added.
“We have few clubs that pay their players well and others are still struggling. What makes a strong club are the players, you have to invest to get quality players.”
He added that a football game is not won in just the 90 minutes played only but rather how organised and motivated the players and staff are, determine the team’s success.
Uganda Cranes coaching staff at CHAN
Johnathan McKinstry – Head Coach
Abdallah Mubiru – Assistant Coach
Livingstone Mbabazi – Assistant Coach
Alexander McCarthy – Performance Coach
Sadiq Wassa – Goalkeeper Coach
Felix Ayobo – Sport Scientist
Dr. Opika Opoka – Doctor
Geoffrey Massa – Team Manager
Samuel Hassan Mulondo – Kit man
Ayub Balyejusa – Kit man
Paul Mukatabala – Team Co-Ordinator