Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Moses Magogo revealed that former KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi turned down a request by FUFA be the national team, Uganda Cranes coach.
He said that he was offered the chance to coach the national team which is currently lacking an official coach following the sacking of Jonathan McKinstry but to their shock, Mutebi turned down the offer saying that he was not ready for the task
“He is at an international level, his experience against the Arabs, the South Africans and the Central Africans is excellent. However, incidentally and I will go on record, we offered him this job and he refused it saying he is not ready for the national team at the moment.” Magogo said in an interview with NBS TV
However, despite the fact that Mutebi turned down the offer, FUFA is still on the search to get another person to take on the job
“So, we continue with the search to make sure we get another human being, (whether) Ugandan or non-Ugandan to take on the job.” Magogo added.
In April, the Federation parted ways with Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry over performance related issues.
McKinstry who was appointed in September 2019 signed a 3-year contract with FUFA to manage the national team but his contract was terminated last year when Uganda Cranes was remaining with two AFCON qualifiers.
Reports indicate that Vipers SC are in negotiations to have Mutebi as their manager.
The head coaching role at Vipers is vacant after their coach Fred Kajoba resigned to concentrate on coaching the Uganda Cranes.
Mutebi spent five successful years at KCCA winning three league titles, two Uganda Cups, four super cups and one CECAFA clubs cup.