It Was Out Of Malice – Mugerwa Reflects On 2015 Sacking

Returning She Cranes coach Fred Mugerwa Tabale has lifted lid on his sacking back in 2015.

Mugerwa was sacked by the Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) as She Cranes coach in 2015 after qualifying Uganda to the Netball World Cup.

Then, UNF said that they were advised to sack Mugerwa on advice from International Netball Federation.

It was said that Mugerwa was vocal while blaming poor officiating at the Invitational Diamond Challenge tournament that was held in South Africa earlier.

Mugerwa, while training the World Cup bound She Cranes squad, was approached by then UNF President Susan Anek alongside her other UNF officials who delivered the sacking news.

Mugerwa revealed: “They lied that they were advised by INF to sack me but when I wrote to the INF, the email I got said that they could not do that because they were not the ones who had appointed me.”

“The sacking of 2015 was out of malice because on several occasions I came at loggerheads with the President when she tried to interfere with the team selection on who should play.

“And also, my issue with the players, I always take the players as my bosses, I cannot stand seeing players being mistreated. And I always questioned UNF on some of the mistreatment and many misinterpreted it that I was fighting the Federation.

“I have ever been a player and I know what they go through. If you want that player to perform, you have to give her/him what she/he wants.”

Mugerwa was last week handed a return to the national team as head coach for the next two years and will be assisted by Sarah Namuddu and Harriet Kabuye. 

“I want to put equip the players with good knowledge and skills to ensure that Uganda can win games in Namibia at the Africa Netball Championship and Pent Series,” he added.

“Now that am back, I will do my best to push Uganda to the top. I want to see that we better our rankings and win the African championship.”

Who is Fred Mugerwa Tabale?

Born January 25th 1956


1974-1986 Worked with Uganda Police Sports department player later as an administrator

1987- 2000 Worked with Uganda Railway Corporation as assistant sports officer also Netball coach


1985 -Netball coaching in Uganda

1992- High level workshop on sports and Coach Education

1999 – East Africa Netball coaching course in Zanzibar

2000- East Africa coaching course in Uganda

2010- Modern Strength training seminar

2011- Modern Edurance training seminar

2011- International coaching workshop in Singapore

2012 Africa frame work for coaches level one stage Two in Tanzania

2013 Africa frame work for coaches Level 3 in Malawi

Coaching Experience

1978-1989 Uganda Police Netball club

1985-2000 Uganda Railway Corporation Netball Club

1998-1999 Uganda Revenue Authority Netball club

1986- Uganda National netball team (Pearls)

1988-2015 National netball team (She Cranes)

2000- Crescent High school

2005-2018 St Mary’s sec sch – Kitende

2018- Todate Kyambogo University

2018- Todate Kampala Capital City Authority

2012 – Todate Uganda parliamentary Netball team


3 National Netball titles with Crescent High school between 2000-2004

11 National Netball titles with St Mary’s kitende 2005- 2018

13 East Africa Netball titles with St Mary’s kitende 2005- 2018

2010 He guided National netball team to win Tanzania International tournament

2011- He guided National netball team to Gold medal ? In All Africa Games in Moputo, MOZAMBIQUE

2014- He guided the national Netball team Qualifiers for the 2015 Netball world cup in Sydney, Australia

2012- 2019 He guided the Uganda parliamentary Netball team to win the EALA Netball title.


1993- Todate conducting Netball courses across the country

2004-2014 conducted sports development Netball courses in Mwanza

2016-2017 He was invited to Rwanda to conduct Coaching and Umpiring Courses

(Profile compiled by UNF)



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