She Cranes Coach Fred Mugerwa Does NOT have a Contract with the Federation – Gov’t

She Cranes Coach Fred Mugerwa Does NOT have a Contract with the Federation – Gov’t
Fred Mugerwa - She Cranes Head Coach. Photo/Courtesy

Government has said that the head coach of the national netball team does not have a working contract with the Uganda Netball Federation.

After having a successful campaign with the national team the she cranes, at the Netball world cup hosted in South Africa, coach Fred Mugerwa threatened to leave his role over nonpayment.

“I have not received salary from the netball federation for two years now and yet I’ am constantly abused.” Mugerwa noted in a recent media interview.

The She Cranes after their succussful camapign at the Netball world cup in South Africa where they emerged 5th in the world and 1st in Africa. Photo/Courtesy

The Minister of State for Education and Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang has said that he has found out that the federation has been contracting Mugerwa to provide services only when called upon.

“I have quickly established that the National Netball Coach does not have a contract with Uganda Netball Federation.” He said on his official twitter account.

“The Federation only has a mutual understanding with the coach to provide services to the team whenever called upon and would only be entitled to allowances. So, he has been receiving allowances from the Federation whenever he is on duty, including the recent successful campaign in South Africa.” He added

He however noted that government will sign a temporal working contract to enable the coach receive a monthly salary.

“In the interim, we shall have to compel the Federation to sign a temporal contract with the coach so that he is fully entitled to a monthly salary.”

It should be noted that Mugerwa guided the She cranes to their best finish at the World cup where they emerged 5th in the world - the highest ever ranking for a Ugandan sports team and the first in Africa.