Uganda coach Bobby Williamson has hit back at Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi who said some foreign coaches in Africa are cash-grabbing mediocres.
Keshi, who led Nigeria to win the recent Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, said he cannot accept that some mediocre coaches from Europe who come to Africa are better than him.
However, at a press conference in Kampala on Wednesday at the FA headquarters in Nakulabye, Uganda Scottish-born coach Williamson blasted Keshi, saying he has insulted his professional colleagues from Europe.
“If he thinks I am here for the money, we can change roles and we swap wages with him,” Williamson told MTNFootball.com
Williamson, who has previously coached in Scotland and UK, said he is in Uganda because of good weather although he does his work with dedication as a professional.
“Even African players are in Europe because of the money and nothing else, but they are professionals,” explained Williamson, who has won four Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cups with the Uganda Cranes.
Currently only a few Africa nations like Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Cape Verde, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya have engaged local coaches for their national teams.
The likes of Uganda, Algeria, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali have preferred to work with coaches from Europe.