Suji Quits As Uganda Cricket Coach

more about geneva;”>The respected former Kenyan international was appointed head coach to replace South African Conrad Shukri in February 2011, prescription Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) and the Kenyan after a mutual consideration chose to end their relationship.

Suji’s contract that had ended last month was yet to be renewed with improved terms ahead of the 2014 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand and earn a shot at promotion to Division 2.

“We would like to commend the work done by Coaches Martin Suji and Stephen Tikolo since their recruitment and would like to wish them all the best,” UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi to

“UCA has embarked on the process of recruiting a Head Coach for the team who will start work effective 1st July 2013, and will handle the team preparing for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in November 2013 and January 2014,” he added.

Henry Oketcho a former Uganda international and Head Coach of the Women’s National Team, a position he has held since 2010 was appointed as National Assistant Coach will also play a caretaker role until a Head Coach is recruited.

Oketcho was coach for the National Men’s Team before and the Warriors Franchise team that participated in the East Africa Premier League and Cup in 2011 will

The new head coach’s main task will be to prepare the team for the 2014 ICC World Cup Qualifier which will be held in New Zealand in early 2014 where Uganda will need a top eight finish to stay in Division 2, making them entitled to an ICC development grant that could be as much as sh1b.

There is also the threat of relegation back to Division 3 should Uganda finish in the bottom two places at the tournament that will determine the two associate teams to qualify for the 2015 ICC World Cup.

Before that, Uganda takes part in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to be played in Dubai this November to determine qualification for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.

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