By Andrew Jackson Oryada
BBC Sport, Kampala
FA president Denis Obua negotiated the deal
Uganda have appointed Egypt's Hassan Mohammed as their national coach.
The new coach of the Cranes is expected to arrive in Kampala before their 2006 World Cup qualifier away to Burkina Faso.
Mohammed is the former manager of Egypt's Under-20 side and club side Alexandria.
In a unique arrangement, the Egyptian FA will cater for the coach's wages, while Uganda will provide him with accommodation and a car.
Mohammed will become the fourth foreign coach to manage the national team.
"I was in Cairo some time back and have been following up the deal with the Egyptian Embassy here in Kampala," said Uganda FA president Denis Obua.
Godfrey Kwizera, a vice-president of the association, told BBC Sport that his colleagues are hopeful that Mohammed will improve the fortunes of the national team.
Mohammed will be assisted by Mike Mutebi, who is currently in charge of the Cranes.
Under the 34-year-old Mutebi, Uganda have played three games in the World Cup qualifiers.
The Cranes defeated DR Congo, drew against Ghana and lost to Cape Verde.