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Uganda set to name Michael Weiß as Micho’s successor – Report

Uganda set to name Michael Weiß as Micho's successor - Report

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Uganda are set to hire Mongolia national team manager Michael Weiß to lead their qualification to the 2018 World Cup, according to GhanaSoccerNet.

The Cranes have turned to the German manager after Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević terminated his contract as Uganda’s national team manager due to unpaid dues.

The Uganda FA [FUFA] have been searching for a new boss even before the Serbian manager announced his departure and the current Mongolia manager has been the reported front-runner for the job.

Former Polokwane City manager Luk Eymael had been closely linked to the Uganda job, saying: “They [FUFA] already contacted me yesterday [Wednesday], in case of separation with ‘Micho’ [Sredojevic], [But] it’s not yet done with ‘Micho’.”

FUFA President revealed on Monday that former assistant coach Moses Basena and former goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba will take over the Uganda cranes until after their double encounter with Egypt [September 5], however, the Ghanaian website reports that Weiß will probably take over before that period.

Michael Weiß is currently the head coach of the Mongolia national team and led their U-23 team in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification, collecting only one point from nine as they finished bottom of their group.

The 52-year-old took charge of the Philippines national football team from 2011 to 2014, leading them to the third place of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup as well as two Philippine Peace Cup titles in 2012 and 2013. He had also a stint at Romanian side Oțelul Galați and led Rwanda’s national youth teams.

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