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By ESPN Staff

Chukwu eyes coaching job with Uganda

Former Nigeria boss Christian Chukwu has set his sights on becoming the next coach of Uganda.

The east African country are without a manager following the departure of Hungarian Laszlo Csaba to Scottish Premier League side Hearts earlier this month.

Chukwu, who is currently the technical advisor for Nigerian club Enugu Rangers, is confident he can be a success with the Cranes.

'I have a decent knowledge of the East African environment having once been in charge of the Harambee Stars of Kenya for two years before accepting to return home to coach the Super Eagles in 2002,' he told This Day newspaper.

'The environment is always the right place any coach will like to work because the administrators respect the terms of contract.'

The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) has yet to approach Chukwu, but the former Lebanon boss admits he is monitoring the situation.

'Though they (FUFA) have not approached me, I have been monitoring the situation there since last week,' Chukwu added.

'If the Ugandans approach me and the negotiations are fine I will definitely accept the challenge.'

FUFA are hoping to have a new coach at the helm before the Cranes play their next match, a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifier against Niger on September 6.

Uganda are currently third in Group Three of the African qualifying section, level on seven points with Angola and two points behind leaders Benin with two games remaining.


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