Davis Turinawe was appointed as the new head coach of the Uganda cricket team on Tuesday, returning to the team he once was part of as a player.
He replaced South African native Johan Rudolph whose contract was not renewed after a dismissal ICC Division Two World Cricket League outing.
Uganda Cricket Association announced new appointments at National Council of Sports-NCS headquarters in Lugogo that also have Henry Okecho and Frank Nsubuga as Development Manager and National women’s head coach respectively.
Turinawe has among others been the Rwanda national coach and has been incharge of the Uganda under-19 boys’ until his elevation to the senior team.
Uganda captain Davis Karashani said Turinawe is the right man to lead Uganda’s rebuilding process.
“I’ve been in limbo over the last couple of months, since Rudolf left,” Karashani said. “It’s going to be small steps and will take a bit of time to rebuild, but we have a huge amount of talent in the country and it’s a really exciting time to be a Uganda player.”
Turinawe’s immediate assignments will be the Africa Sixes challenge in South Africa this September and the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in November.
He is a level 3 coach trained in South Africa.