Ssemogerere, Magala Take Charge of Somali National Teams

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Edgar Watson, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer confirmed that the two have been handling national teams in Somalia. Watson confirmed that Magala left first as Somalia’s coach for goalkeepers before being joined by compatriot Ssemogerere.

Former Express players George Ssemogerere and James Magala have been appointed to take charge of Somalia national senior and junior teams.

Edgar Watson, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer confirmed that the two have been handling national teams in Somalia. Watson confirmed that Magala left first as Somalia’s coach for goalkeepers before being joined by compatriot Ssemogerere.

Watson did not explain if Ssemogerere’s appointment in Somalia means he will relinquish the position of U-23 coach for Uganda. He however said the move was good for Ugandan coaches to get exposure in other countries so that they can return enriched and ready to serve the nation.

Ssemogerere who also handled Kagera FC two years ago in the Tanzania Vodacom Premier League was until September last year coach of Uganda Premier League side Kiira Young. He was later sacked.

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, the Somali Football Association Media Officer confirmed that Ssemogerere and Magala had been appointed. He said the duo have started with the junior team before they handle the senior team during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup to take place in Ethiopia.

Other Ugandan coaches handling teams around the region are ackson Mayanja (Kagera FC, Tanzania), Sam Ssimbwa (Police FC, Rwanda), Sam Timbe (Sofapaka FC, Kenya) and Leo Adraa (Atlabar FC, South Sudan).