The Federation of Uganda football associations (FUFA) has announced that former KCCA, Express and URA FC tactician Sam Ssimbwa will be the man to deputize newly appointed Belgian tactician Paul Put.
On Thursday morning, FUFA revealed that Put’s technical team will be comprosed of a Ugandan and it has been now confirmed that the Cranes legend is the man.
The move puts paid to reports that linked the former Kitara tactician to the vacant KCCA FC head coach role and he is expected to report to national duty as soon as required.
A statement released by the federation spokesman Ahmed Hussein revealed that Ssimbwa a CAF A Certified coach will start his role with immediate effect.
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“FUFA has duly accepted the appointment of Sam Ssimbwa by Uganda Cranes Head Coach and he will start serving in his new role with immediate effect,” he confirmed.
“The other Ugandan officials who will serve as part of the backroom staff shall be announced in due course.”
Coach Put was unveiled on Thursday at FUFA Complex on a two-year deal.
Paul Put’s backroom staff.
Assistant Coach: Sam Ssimbwa Bamweyana
Sven De Wilde- Performance Manager
Mathieu Denis- Physical Fitness Coach
Gery Osste- Goalkeeping Coach
Martin Michiel- Physiotherapist
Jelle Sevenhant- Video analyst
The new technical team will start their tenure with two FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Guinea and Somalia on 17th and 21st November 2023 respectively.