By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
KCCA interim Manager Morley Byekwaso has been announced by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as the head coach of the Uganda U-23 national team, aka.The Kobs.
The man in question has served Uganda National team on countless occasions, with the most recent coming in CECAFA U-20 Tournament 2019, where he was appointed to handle team Uganda Hippos. In 2020, Byekwaso was also appointed the U-20 head coach, and assisted by Simeon Masaba the former Crane Player. The two led the Uganda Hippos in the U 20 tournament. The Uganda U-20 was drawn in group B alongside Burundi, Eritrea and South Sudan for the tournament whose regional qualifiers were held in Tanzania from 22nd November to 6th December 2020.
And on 30th .April 2021, the KCCA interim boss alongside Simon Masaba, Stephen Billy Kiggundu, and Ivan Ssewanyana were trusted again by the the Federation’s 24th FUFA Executive Assembly held at Executive House, FUFA Complex in Mengo, Kampala to lead the Kobs and their immediate task at hand will be to lead the Uganda U-23 at the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.
The one thing that always won him credit with all his appointments is his dedication and succinct commitment to bring the best out of players. He alongside Billy Seggundu has worked well in the position for 2 consecutive appointments with the U20 and this year’s CECAFA senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia will be their third national team appointments, though this time with the U23.
Ever Since he started working as the assistant coach of KCCA, Morley Byekwaso has been at the center of the Uganda National team football and this is a step in the right direction for new KCCA managers. Grooming a man with his footballing brain and trusting him with our national team is a move towards one time managing the Uganda Cranes.
We wish him and the entire technical team appointed for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup all the best and hopefully they can bring the trophy home this time.