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Livingstone Mbabazi Appointed Somalia\'s Football Coach

Mbabazi who played professional football at St. Patrick FC Athletic in Ireland was last year coach of Uganda Premier League (UPL) side Bright Stars FC which he guided to 12th place on the log. He takes over from another Ugandan Coach George Ssemogerere who also handled the Somalia teams together with goalkeepers\' coach James Magala.
Somalia\'s new Coach Livingstone Mbabazi.
Another Ugandan, Livingstone Mbabazi has been appointed Coach of Somalia\'s senior and junior national teams.

Shafi\'I Mohgaddin Abokar, the Somalia FA Media Officer confirmed to URN on Tuesday that Mbabazi was already in Mogadishu to take up the appointment.

Abokar said they are optimistic that Mbabazi, being a young coach and exposed as a professional player, will help the Somalia teams.

Mbabazi who played professional football at St. Patrick FC Athletic in Ireland was last year coach of Uganda Premier League (UPL) side Bright Stars FC which he guided to 12th place on the log. He takes over from another Ugandan Coach George Ssemogerere who also handled the Somalia teams together with goalkeepers\' coach James Magala.

The former Cranes midfielder spent the 2013 season as coach player of Ugandan Second Division side, Wandegeya FC. As a player he made his name at SC Villa, KCC FC before joining St. Patrick FC of Ireland where he played between 1999 and 2003.

While featuring for St. Patrick FC Athletic he made his debut on St. Stephen\'s Day 1999 against Athlone Town in the Leinster Senior Cup. Mbabazi became a huge fans\' favorite, scoring his first goal against Longford Town in a League match at Richmond Park.

In 2003, he was forced to retire due to a heart problem after collapsing on the pitch in a League game against Bohemians. However, he returned to playing football in 2006 in Vietnam where he featured for Hà Nội ACB and Binh Duong FC.

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