Ugandaâ€™s Under-17 team coach Mathias Lule has applied for the top job with former Rwanda League champions Rayon Sport. The former KCCA FC Coach who recently led the U-17 team, the Uganda Cubs, to a 2-1 triumph away to Seychelles in the 2015 Africa Championships qualifiers, is among the twelve coaches who have applied for the job.
The former KCCA FC Coach who recently led the U-17 team, the Uganda Cubs, to a 2-1 triumph away to Seychelles in the 2015 Africa Championships qualifiers, is among the twelve coaches who have applied for the job.
Edgar Watson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), told URN on Saturday that there is no problem with Lule seeking employment elsewhere because he is not on contract with the national junior team.
Watson explained that Lule was simply appointed to handle the U-17 team and is only paid when there are games. He gave an example of former U-23 coach George Ssemogerere who also took up the job of national coach of the Somalia team and stepped down.
When contacted, Lule who is preparing the U-17 team for the return leg clash against Seychelles next weekend could neither confirm nor deny that he had applied. But the Rayon Sport Secretary General, Olivier Gakwaya confirmed that the Ugandan is among the coaches who are targeting the job.
He said twelve international coaches have submitted their applications. The job was put on the market two weeks ago. Surprisingly no local coach appears on the application list of 12.
Notable among the applicants is David Guguit, a former coach of Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby back in France at CM Aubervillier. The 2013 champions, Rayon have been under tutelage of Thierry Hitimana and Billy Musa Kombi, who took over on a temporary basis after Luc Eymael terminated his contract in May.
The application deadline is June 25, while the new coach of the team will be announced a week later. The applicants so far include Frenchmen Jean Francois Losciuto and David Guguit, Yusuf Kyenzi and Oliver Page from Kenya, and Manuel Madureira and Jean Wanderstein fromBelgium. Others are Kavazovic Nikola and Ivan Zoric from Serbia, Mathias Lule from Uganda, Milsav Bogdanivic Zivojnov Srdjan from Montenegro , and Onipede Olaware from Nigeria.