The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has on Tuesday morning announced that KCCA FC Interim manager Morley Byekwaso is the new head coach of the Uganda Kobs (U23 men’s national football team).
The development was reached on during the 24th FUFA Executive Assembly held at FUFA Complex in Mengo, Kampala on Friday.
Juggling his professional duties as Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) Interim coach, Byekwaso’s elevation comes after guiding Uganda Hippos to the finals of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Mauritania.
Uganda Hippos scooped silver at the tournament after loosing 2-0 to African powerhouse Ghana but managed to produce the eventual top scorer and best defender in Derrick Kakooza and Gavin Kizito Mugweri respectively.
Byekwaso will work alongside Simeone Masaba (assistant coach), Stephen Bill Kiggundu (goalkeepers’ coach) and Ivan Ssewanyana (physiotherapist).
Sewanyana bounces back to national team set-up after two years. He was part of the technical team that was dissolved in the aftermath of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where the senior side (Uganda Cranes) bowed out at the quarter-final stage.
The new technical team will now focus on the forthcoming 2021 CECAFA Challenge Cup tournament due to take place in Ethiopia.
Uganda U-23 (Kobs) Technical Team:
- Head Coach: Morley Byekwaso
- Assistant coach: Simeon Masaba
- Goalkeeping coach: Stephen Billy Kiggundu
- Physiotherapist: Ivan Ssewanyana