Chancely Morgan: An Interview with Youthful Coach

Former Paidha Black Angels Assistant Coach Chancely Morgan harbours big dreams, including being in charge of one of the National Youth Teams.

Inspired by Former Paidha Black Angels and Onduparaka Coach Dudu Bosco and Former Police FC tactician Abdallah Mubiru, Chancely left active football at a tender age in 2016 and concentrated on his managerial Career mainly with the young players.

Last month, he vacated his position as assistant coach at boyhood club Paidha Black Angels and joined neighbours Paidha United that was promoted to the West Nile Regional League last season after defeating West Nile United in the Zonal final.

Born 27 years ago by Pastor Okumu Bernard and Alli Jeska in Paidha, Chancely attended Paidha Demonstration Primary, Paidha SS and St Aloysious College for his O and Level respectively before taking up a short course in Computer science.

He later attended FUFA Coaching course to widen his football knowledge and recently this year, he attended FUFA/CAF General match coordinators course at FUFA Technical Centre Njeru.

Chancely Morgan

Chancely fell in love with football at a tender age of eight after watching the FIFA World Cup in 2002 that was held in Japan and South Korea.

“I chose football because its my passion and a game I loved since childhood,” he told The-SportsNation.

“I grew up watching World Cup in Japan and South Korea were Brazil was everything in the world of football which also contributed to my love for this beautiful game of football”.

Chancely who played for his respective school was forced to stop playing football after one of the coaches omitted him for having a sub standard boot.

“I started playing football at the age of 8 but I was forced to stop playing after one of the coaches called Coach Mike Oloya sent me out for having a fake boot in 2016.”

“I played as a forward for my schools at Paidha Demonstration School, Paidha Secondary school and St Aloysious College Nyapea.

“I also had a stint at Paidha Black Angels Academy and Vumilia FC.”

Taking up Coaching Career, Chancely was inspired by Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger, Germany National Team Hansi Flick, former Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru and Former Paidha Black Angels and Onduparaka Coach Dudu Bosco.

“When Dudu Bosco came to Paidha Black Angels in around 2010 or 2011, he completely changed football in Paidha from previous traditional system of clearing the ball forward to building from the back, free flowing football.

“I was the Head Coach of Paidha Black Angels Academy from 2017 to 2020, in 2020, I was the caretaker coach at Paidha Black Angels in the FUFA Big League and the Head Coach of Okoro team in the Ubimu (Kings) Cup in 2021.

Just like other Athletes, Chancely has his good & bad moments in his career.

“My best moment in football was when my Young Academy team Paidha Black Angels defeated Experienced KCCA Junior Team 3-2 in 2018 in the FUFA Juniors League”.

“That game will always remain in my mind because I had only 10 players for selection, we were 10 because some of the boys in my squad had gone back to school and others had been hit by injuries.

“Another best moment was when two of my players Jarieko James and Mugisha Tumusiime were summoned for the National team U17 for Uefa Invitational Tournament and AFCON 2017.

“My worst moment was when my team Paidha Black Angels was relegated to the Regional League and by then I was the assistant coach.”

Chancely helped Paidha Black Angels Junior Team to a 4th position finish in the FUFA Juniors League and the club was rewarded with the FUFA Junior league Fairplay award in 2017/18.

He also won the 4th edition of the Ubimu (Kings) Cup for Okoro County in the local tournament in 2021 as well as guiding Paidha Black Angels to a 2nd place finish in the West Nile Regional League.



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