By Henry Musabe
Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has officially announced that they have parted ways with the National Junior Teams’ (U17 and U20) head coach Samuel Fabin Kwesi on mutual consent.
Kwesi who has only managed the team for two months, took over the job from Peter Onen who was dropped for little experience for continental football and was in charge of the Uganda U-17 team that took part in the AFCON Finals in Tanzania.
According to the FUFA website, Kwesi and FUFA have agreed to end the contract between the two parties and FUFA appreciated the time the Ghananian was in charge.
FUFA is happy with the work done by Mr. Kwesi in the period he has been in Uganda. However a request by the coach to go and handle family matters back home thus not able to continue with the job, saw the Executive consented to his request
However, in an exclusive interview with Sports256 while at the just concluded Copa Coca Cola school’s championships held in Jinja, Kwesi highlighted on availability of talent in the country but as well the poor structures; lack of academies, follow up on talent and lack role models to learn from.
I must say, Uganda is blessed with some talents, because I can as well pick a few boys from these schools to build a strong team for U-17 & U-21 but now the challenge is about lack of structures; no academies and as well these young boys have no role models to look on to learn. And to be sincere I also only know Dennis Onyango unlike other countries where young boys have a variety of them playing in top leagues. Kwesi told Sports256.
Name: Samuel Fabin Kwesi
Date of birth: October 12th 1958
Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1
Coaching License: UEFA Pro
2009-2012| (First Spell)
Feb – September 2018| (7 wins,3 draws,5 losses)
Ghana U-17-Head Coach
2015-2017| (6 wins,1 draw,3 loses)
Inter Allies|Ghana- Care taker Manager
January 2015| 27days (1win,1 draw,2 losses)
Hearts of Oak|Ghana
Hearts of Lions|Ghana
Uganda U-17 & U-20