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Uganda name new coach

By Andrew Jackson Oryada
BBC Sport, Kampala

Bobby Williamson
The former Chester boss now has to see Uganda to the World Cup

Uganda have named Scotsman Bobby Williamson as the man to take them to the World Cup in 2010.

The former Chester, Plymouth, Kilmarnock and Hibernian coach has signed a two-year deal with the Cranes.

He takes over from Csaba Laszlo, who left Kampala to take over Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

The 47-year old was unveiled by the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (Fufa) at a news conference on Tuesday.

"I am happy to be here to start a new challenge in Africa", he said.

Fufa President Lawrence Mulindwa said they have secured a young coach who will take the Cranes to the next level.

"It has taken us over a month to get a replacement for Csaba, but the wait has finally paid off with a young, qualified and highly experienced coach," he said.

Although Fufa refused to disclose the contract with Williamson, sources said the Scottish born coach put pen to paper on a two year deal.

Any extension depends on Uganda's performance in the 2010 Nations and World Cup qualifying campaign and other tournaments within that period.

Williamson starts work next week, a few days before Uganda travels to face Niger away on September 6 in a crucial qualifying tie.

The coach will be assisted by two Ugandan coaches, Sam Timbe and veteran David Otti.

see also
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
22 Jun 08 |  African
Angola held by Cranes in Luanda
23 Jun 08 |  African

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