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Uganda rugby legend, Fred Mudoola, was, this morning at a press conference at Hotel Africana, confirmed as the new coach for the 2016 Premiership champions, Betway Kobs. He will be assisted by one of his own prodigees in Edmund Tumusiime.

 

Mudoola has been a coach for the Kobs winning a number of titles, winning the premiership in his very first year as coach in 2008, a year after winning the CAR Rugby crown. He would later be banned in Makerere 10s for three years after an altercation with a referee. Mudoola joined Kobs as a player(prop), in the late 90s while still a student at Namilyango College and rose to become the team captain in 2004. The prop also played for the Rugby Cranes team that won the Africa Cup in 2007. He however injured his shoulder and was forced to retire early.

Watch Edmund Tumusiime/Kobs interview here

Tumusiime met Fred when the latter was his coach at Namilyango College. He, too, was part of the 2007 CAR winning crop. He made his debut for Kobs in 2005, briefly retiring in 2009 before an abysmal comeback in 2012. Edmund was a mercurial flyhalf whom many regard the best in Ugandan to have won the number 10.

“This season, you can expect a different Kobs. It’s not going to be like the case last season. We figured the problems out and have tried to sort them out. The players have improved tactically and technically. You’ll see a Kobs that’ll be able to compete for the league and the Uganda Cup,” said coach Edmund to Kratos Sports.

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