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L-R; Kajoba, Neville and Basena in New York during their coaching training course. Courtesy Photo

Basena, Kajoba Complete American Coaching Training Course

Basena, Kajoba Complete American Coaching Training Course
posted onApril 4, 2018

By Thomas Odongo

Former Uganda Cranes interim coaches, Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba have completed their coaching training course at the United States.

The duo left the country over a month ago for a coaching course in the New York Red bull FC, one of the clubs in the US top flight league, Major League Soccer (MLS) and their coaching drills came to an end on Tuesday.

Kajoba and Basena were taken through key issues that lead to a club's success especially on the pitch and these include: team selection, player management and also how to identify the right players for the right role among others.

Their trip was fully taken care of by local football governing body, FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Association).

It is believed that FUFA was repaying Basena and Kajoba for taking care of the Uganda Cranes team after Micho Sredejovic's departure, who was head coach then.

While in the United States, Basena and Kajoba came across high profiled football icons notably former Manchester United and Everton midfielder, Phil Neville.

Neville, currently the English Women's National team coach, met Basena and Kajoba three weeks ago at the Red Bull Arena where England women were playing Germany women in a game that ended in a 2-all draw.

At the same Red Bull Arena, Phil Neville also introduced Uganda's duo to Manchester United and Real Madrid legend, David Beckham.

On Monday, they also met former Cranes captain, Ibrahim Sekagya in New York with the ex-skipper showering praises on them for their love of the game.

The duo is expected to touch down at Entebbe airport very soon with Basena returning Coach UPDF FC while Kajoba returns to Bright Stars.

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