There is nothing much that will be on Abdallah Mubiru’s mind when he takes charge of the Cranes team at the COSAFA finals in South Africa later this month, all he will be hoping to do is a decent job.
Mubiru will handle the team at the championship they will appear as a guest nation at the same time another group of players will be preparing for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations under the watch eye of Sebastien Desabre.
“My main target is to perform better in COSAFA by putting up good performances in the tournament which will earn us respect as coaches, players and the nation at large,” Mubiru told www.football-256.com.
“I thank God for my appointment, it motivates me because I didn’t expect it, I didn’t apply for it but out of many good coaches I am the chosen one.”
“I will learn new things, increase my proficiency and gain new experience just as any person who is hopeful of going higher,” he noted before revealing what it means to him.
“I am just happy and proud of it because I am going to prepare the team for the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifiers, I only embrace the opportunity given to me.”
Mubiru was recommended by Desabre and will work with KCCA FC assistant manager Morley Byekwaso as his deputy with Sadiq Wasswa as the goalkeeping coach and former Cranes skipper Massa Geoffrey as the team manager.
“I am happy to work with them, Massa is a big name in Uganda’s football, I am happy for his return because football has been missing him, he has a lot to share with young lads.”
“Morley Byekwaso is my longtime colleague, we played together did everything together, so I hope the best with them and eager to start working with them,” he happily said.
However, Mubiru claims that time is his biggest challenge but as a professional, he will try his best to implement his ‘tiki-taka’ playing style in the team.