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Adel Amrouche Touted For Uganda Job

Botswana national team head coach Adel Amrouche is among coaches touted to replace Uganda tactician Jonathan McKinstry who was fired after he failed to qualify Cranes to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, according to reports.

Amrouche’s name is being discussed by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), who are waiting for the Minister of Sports Hamson Obua to return from France before announcing McKinistry’s successor.

Several high-profile coaches have been linked with the vacant position at Uganda Cranes, including Ivan Minnaert who has also been mentioned, but reports in Kampala reveal that Amrouche is in pole position to land the job.

The Algerian is in his final months of his contact with the Botswana Football Association (BFA) where his main task was to lead Zebras to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals and win the regional Cosafa Cup.

However, despite recording some impressive results as head coach of the Botswana national team, Amrouche failed to guide the Zebras to next year’s Afcon.

Amrouche may choose to jump ship as the target for the East African nation is to qualify for the final round on 2022 FIFA World Cup and Botswana “is not well-placed to do so”.

The 53-year-old has previously coached Uganda’s neighbors Burundi and Kenya as well as in Northern Africa where he was once in charge of Libya.

Amrouche holds a CAF A coaching license, and UEFA Pro License he attained in 2013-14 among other qualifications.

If appointed , Amrouche will begin proper work when Uganda meets Rwanda then Kenya and Mali in Group E of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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