Ghana’s Paa Kwesi Fabin has landed the Uganda Under-17 and Under-20 national team coaching jobs.
This was announced during a Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Weekly Press Conference Wednesday morning.
“We are privileged to be here this morning addressing the nation about key development programmes that we have embarked on.”
“We have had the position of the U17 National team head coach vacant and as FUFA, we looked for someone who has experience with the young players, a person who has contacts. Currently the market in Europe looks at young players. ”
“I therefore take this moment to announce Fabin Kwesi Samuel as the new head coach of the U17 national team. He has experience with such teams having coached the Ghana U17 national team. We therefore welcome you to Uganda,” stated FUFA President, Moses Magogo.
The 60-year-old will thus lead ‘The Cubs’ to a training camp in South Africa before participating in the upcoming U-17 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Tanzania.
Speaking at his unveiling, Fabin called for patience as he figures how to quickly settle down.
“I am happy to be here in Uganda. It’s my first time of being here as a coach and I am here with a mission.” he said at a press conference.
“First of all to guide the U17s in the African U17 Championship in Tanzania. The time is very short but I have assured FUFA president that I will give the best of my shot.
“I have worked with the youth for a long time and it requires a lot of patience. They are young and will be making mistakes but you need to be patient and get the best out of them.
“What I will need is the maximum cooperation of everybody because in football no one person can do it all so to be successful you need the help of everybody,” he stated.