One-time Uganda striker Eugene Sseppuya backs his new club’s coach, Nikola Kavazovic, for the vacant Cranes job.
The national side’s post fell vacant after Scottish Bobby Williamson was relieved of his duties over a fortnight ago.
And the striker, whose club travels have taken him to Serbia, Latvia, Australia, Romania, Montenegro and the latest, Tajikistan, believes his new club (FC Istiklol) coach has what it takes to replace Bobby.
“Kavazovic is one (of the) best coaches I have worked with,” said Ssepuuya through his agent Maric Darko.
“I see that now he is candidate for new Cranes head coach. I know if Fufa decide to sign Kavazovic, that will be right decision for Cranes.”
Sseppuya, 30, added: “Kavazovic is full of energy, likes to work, understands players and makes every player better. He has the quality we are still lacking to qualify for the big competitions.”
The player, whose last involvement with the Cranes came in the goalless Afcon qualifying draw away to Kenya in 2010, somehow insists Uganda still have a realistic chance at the 2014 World Cup shout.
Uganda are bottom of Group J with two points, with Senegal leading on five. The Cranes’ next two fixtures are at home to Liberia and Angola in June before traveling to face Senegal.