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Uganda appoint Steve Tikolo as coach

Uganda appoint Steve Tikolo as coach
Steve Tikolo aims for a division two promotion for Uganda.
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The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has appointed former Kenya skipper Steve Tikolo as the coach of the national team ahead of the World Cricket League Division Three tournament which will be played in 2017.

In 2012, Tikolo was appointed as Uganda's batting coach and during his tenure, the African team secured qualification for the World Cup Qualifier in 2014.

An excited Tikolo called Uganda his "second home" and asserted that his goal is to lead them back into Division Two.

"I am not a stranger in Uganda," Tikolo told journalists at a function organised by the UCA.

"I have been here several times. This is my second home and I will be comfortable.

"I am excited and anxious in a positive way.

"Our immediate target is to qualify back to Division Two.

"I am determined to achieve the targets before me.

"I am a man of few words and my work will speak for itself.”

In the World Cup Qualifier in 2014, Uganda finished at the bottom of Group B without a win and were relegated to Division Three.

However, Uganda secured promotion at the end of 2014 but after finishing up last in the group stage of the 2015 World Cricket League Division Two, they were once again relegated to Division Three.

Tikolo played 135 One-Day Internationals and 15 Twenty20 Internationals for Kenya and led his team in 80 games across the two formats in an 18-year career, memorably helping them reach the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup.

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