After naming Jackson Magera and Hamza Lutalo as the first and second Uganda U17 and U20 assistant coaches respectively in January, FUFA has finally named a Ghanaian coach as the Cubs (U17) and Hippos (U20) head coach.
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo unveiled Samuel ‘Paa’ Fabin Kwesi on Wednesday at FUFA house, Mengo. The Ghanaian tactician was offered a one-year renewable contract. Magogo vested full trust in the former Ghana U-17 head coach.
“The arrival of Samuel Kwesi will improve our underage teams because he is a very experienced coach who has been at the youth World Cup.
“As Uganda, our dream is to be the best in Africa on and off the field of play. Kwesi has the potential to lead us to the World Cup given his experience. We promise to give him full support,” noted Magogo.
For Kwesi, the priority mission is to guide the Uganda U-17 team at the AFCON U-17 finals. “The time is very short but I will give it all my best shot. The youth need patience to work with and develop to their best,” the Ghanainan told the press.
Before penning a one-year deal with FUFA, Kwesi, a former Ghana U17 head coach has been handling Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko. He previously handled Porcupine Warriors, Heart of Lions, Inter Allies and Hearts of Oak.
The Uganda U-17 team enters residential training this Sunday at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The Cubs will then depart the country on April 1 for South Africa where they are expected to have an external camp for 11 days. They arrive in Tanzania on April 11 for the MRI tests well in time of the first game against Angola on April 14.
Uganda U-17 National Team Coaching Staff:
- Head coach: Samuel Fabin Kwesi
- First Assistant: Jackson Magera
- Second Assistant: Hamza Lutalo
- Goalkeeping coach: Mubarak Kiberu
- Kits Manager: Frank Bumpenje
- Team Coordinator: Bashir Mutyaba