Basena in for departed Micho

Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba will be in charge of Uganda Cranes’ next four matches after coach Micho Sredojevic terminated his contract with Fufa citing unpaid salaries amounting to $64,000 at the weekend.

The duo were confirmed as interim coaches of the national team by Fufa president Moses Magogo on Monday at Mengo.

Basena has been assistant coach at the national team while Kajoba, the now assistant, is also the Cranes goalkeeping tutor.

The two will be in charge of two Chan matches against Rwanda and as many World Cup qualifying ties against Egypt in the next month or so.

“Indeed we’ve lost our star player (in coach Micho) but the team must carry on the mantle,” Fufa president Magogo told the media.

“So going forward, Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba will be in charge in the interim until interviews for a new coach are conducted.

“They have been part of the success and we believe in them. We shall announce the procedure for getting a new coach in due course.”

The 49-year-old Basena played for Coffee and SC Villa, and boasts of huge experience having coached Simba, URA, KCC (now KCCA), Express, Simba (Tanzania) and The Saints (now UPDF).

Kajoba is looking forward to the challenge. “No one expected my colleague to leave at this stage,” said Basena, “But what we are praying for is support from everyone.”

Currently coach of Uganda Premier League (UPL) outfit Bright Stars, Kajoba has also previously managed Simba SC.