The state minister in-charge of Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, has asked the local football governing body, FUFA, to involve the government when discussing issues of remuneration for the new national coach to be appointed.
The position of national coach became vacant after Serbian born tactician Milutin ‘Micho’Sredojevic terminated his contract two months ago because of accumulated salary arrears. Sredojevic’s assistant Moses Basena has been serving as the interim coach.
But late last month FUFA opened the recruitment process with applications being received from on October 23-29th.
Bakkabulindi said that although the football body has requested that the government fully funds the national team including the salary of the national coach, he wants the recruitment process to be very transparent and also get the best coach for the country.
Already coaches from Italy, Zambia, Kenya, Portugal and locals Jackson Mayanja, Sam Timbe and Basena have also applied for the job.
Edgar Watson, the Chief Executive Officer of of the Federation said by having a member of the National Council of Sports (NCS) be on the vetting panel, the government is involved in the process.