Fred Mugerwa bounces back as She Cranes head coach

New She Cranes head coach Fred Mugerwa (R) being unveiled to the media by Sarah Babirye the UNF president. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Fred Mugerwa Tabale has bounced back as the Uganda National female Netball team, the She Cranes head coach.

While unveiling Mugerwa on Wednesday, the Uganda Netball Federation president Sarah Kityo Babirye said the coach will handle the team for the next two years.


After guiding the She Cranes to the 2015 World Cup, Mugerwa was sacked weeks to the tournament under dubious circumstances. But that was in the old administration and current one believes he is the man to steer the team forward.

“We came up with an independent panel to help us in selecting the National team head coach. Many applied for the job and 18 were shortlisted.

“With Mugerwa, I am sure that we have got the very best for our national team. We have gone for a local coach because we have achieved all that we have in netball with these coaches. We are a regional powerhouse and have been at the World Cup before.

“We believe that if we give this technical team enough support, the sky is the limit for us,” Bbairye told a press conference at the federation offices in Old Kampala.

Mugerwa will be assisted by Sarah Namuddu and Harriet Kabuye.

Mugerwa, his assistants pose for a photo as Sarah Babirye (blue top) looks on. PHOTO/COURTESY.

The immediate task for the trio will be the Pent Series in Windhoek, Namibia as well as the Africa Netball Championship later this month which doubles as a 2023 Netball World Cup qualifier.

Mugerwa beat stiff competition from fellow ex- national team coaches Vincent Kiwanuka, Nelson Bogere , Rashid Mubiru and Imelda Nyongesa as well as others like former captain
Martha Soigi, Hussein Kato plus many more.

During an interview with media after his confirmation, Mugerwa said he appreciated the fact that the situation is yet to normalize but was quick to add that he’s ready to soldier on until it gets better.