Uganda November 6, 2009

Red faces as Uganda fire new CEO

Mpeke Muhumuza has been sacked as Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chief executive just three months into his tenure following what was described as “a failure to meet expectations”.

Mpeke Muhumuza has been sacked as Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chief executive just three months into his tenure following what was described as “a failure to meet expectations”.

Given Uganda’s rising profile – many tout them as the rising force in African cricket – the news will be a blow to the standing of the board and questions have to be asked about the appointment in the first place. Muhumuza was picked after a long selection process which involved the UCA and the ICC.

“The first thing we expected him to do was to set targets for the employees and give them job references,” said board chairman Kato Sebbaale. “He’d spent over two months in the office and he had not done anything about this. If he failed in the start, how could he professionalise the entire game?”

Sebbaale and administrative officer Martin Ondeko will fill in while the red-faced UCA start the whole recruitment process again.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Vikram Maingi on November 9, 2009, 6:42 GMT

    This looks like a bureaucratic problem. I do not understand if ICC as well as UCA were involved in a fairly long selection process, then why they ended up Selecting a guy who proved himself as so useless that he ahad to be fired in 3 months.

  • Vikram Maingi on November 9, 2009, 6:42 GMT

    This looks like a bureaucratic problem. I do not understand if ICC as well as UCA were involved in a fairly long selection process, then why they ended up Selecting a guy who proved himself as so useless that he ahad to be fired in 3 months.

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  • Vikram Maingi on November 9, 2009, 6:42 GMT

    This looks like a bureaucratic problem. I do not understand if ICC as well as UCA were involved in a fairly long selection process, then why they ended up Selecting a guy who proved himself as so useless that he ahad to be fired in 3 months.