New Zealand-trained Yayiro Musisi Kasasa has bounced back as head coach of the Rugby Cranes 15s side. Kasasa's last assignment as head coach was when Uganda lost to Tunisia 38-13 in Tunis in 2008 but the former winger continued to serve in various roles under South Africans Chester Williams, David Dobela and Kenyan Ham Onsando.
Kasasa will be assisted by former Cranes captains Peter Magona (strategy), Herbert Wafula (backs and statistics) and prop Fred Mudoola (forwards and conditioning), who has just completed his three-year indiscipline ban.
"We (URU) have sent out 18 appointment letters to respective persons and are now awaiting their responses," Uganda Rugby Union (URU) secretary Alex Kalimugogo revealed yesterday.
"Kasasa is in an acting capacity because he also doubles as the national team coordinator.
It is anticipated that the head coach position may be filled by one of the assistants at a later date when sufficient capacity to undertake this role effectively has been inculcated," added Kalimugogo. Kasasa, however, denied receiving the appointment letter. "I don't know about the appointment. Ask Kalimugogo for more details on that subject," said Kasasa when Daily Monitor broke the news that he had been given the big job.
Kalimugogo said all appointments were on long-term basis.