The federation of Uganda Football Association, Fufa, is in advance talks with German tactician Antoine Hey to take over the Uganda Cranes coaching job, Chimpreports has learnt. The post fell vacant after former head coach Sebastian Desabre parted ways to join Egyptian moneybags Pyramid FC.
Fufa recently advertised the job currently held by Abdallah Mubiru on an interim basis. They announced that the application process officially started on Saturday 27th and will run up to 17th of this month. A source inside the federation and close to the top boss revealed to us that the federation’s president is keen on making Hey the next coach.
“Former Rwanda coach Antoine Hey has applied to replace Sebastian Desabre,” the source revealed. “The boss has a great interest in taking him up basing on his record and availability and are in some advanced talks.”
Accordng to Fufa, the new coach should have a minimum of Caf A coaching course or its equivalent, has two years’ experience in handling topflight African football at national team or clubs. Hey, 48, holds a UEFA Pro coaching license. He has previously managed Lesotho, Gambia, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda and Myanmar national teams as coach. At club level, VfR Neumünster in Germany, US Monastir in Tunisia and Al merreikh in Sudan.
He has also worked as Technical Director for Bahrain and Libya. In his playing career, Hey played for FC Grasshopper in Switzerland, Fortuna Dusseldorf , SC Koln and Shalke 04 all in Germany, Birmingham City and Bristol City in England among others.