Express FC coach Wasswa Bbosa has lifted lid on his absence from the technical area during the CAF Champions League.
Bbosa, a CAF B License holder, does not possess coaching license required by the African football governing body to sit on the bench during Inter Club competitions.
CAF raised its standards for a coach to be admitted to the club’s bench.
Through the implementation of the CAF Club Licensing system, all head coaches of clubs engaged must have the “CAF A” coaching license.
The gaffer was in stands as the Red Eagles edged Al-Merrikh at Kitende.
Bbosa says that the blame should be shifted to the FUFA for not organising the coaching courses.
“The problem is not ours as the coaches, it’s with the Federation (FUFA). We have spent four years without undergoing coaching courses in Uganda. If we were still on the course, I would have acquired CAF A license or even on the pro license. We call upon them to bring the courses so that we can take them on as they promised,” Bbosa told The-SportsNation.
Bbosa says that his side could have done better in the first leg but the “breakdown in communication” impacted the final result adding “my team lacked something.”
CAF earlier supended the organisation of CAF A and B courses in the region and regulated the system under CAF Coaching Convention.
“CAF A and B courses are in line with the new CAF Coaching Convention which we are still analysing as a Federation,” Ali Mwebe, the FUFA Director of Football Development, told The-SportsNation.
“Very soon, we shall be done and ready. But of course, there is still the Covid19 issues and its tough to bring people together.”
Ahead of this week’s return leg clash, Express will need at least a draw to qualify to the second Preliminary round.
“In football you first defend your point, then after you look for the two points,” Bbosa on the game plan in Khartoum.
“But what I know is that we shall get the three points. We beat them in Kitende and we can as well go on to collect maximum points away from home.”