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FUFA Finally Part Ways With Coach McKinstry

Federation of Uganda Football Association, FUFA, has finally part ways with National team football coach Jonathan Mckinstry, a source has told The-SportsNation.

The Northern Irishman had returned to office after he was asked to step aside from March 2nd- 31st, 2021.

Consequently, Abdallah Mubiru and Livingston Mbabazi were at the helm as the Cranes failed to return to AFCON.

McKinstry’s time in Uganda came under fire after the Cranes failed to make an impact at the African Nations Championship competition in Cameroon where they were eliminated at the group stage.

Mckinstry was named Cranes coach on September 30, 2019, signing a three-year contract.

Previously, he managed Rwanda, Sierra Leone Kauno Zalgiris in Lithuania and Saif SC in Bangladesh.

Work Cut Out for ‘New Coach’ As Cranes Braced For Rebuilding

Mckinstry’s departure is the latest in the ongoing thriller at FUFA after senior players retired in succession.

First it was Hassan Wasswa, then captain Denis Onyango before midfielder Mike Azira.

Emmanuel Okwi among other senior players are also expected to confirm leaving the senior team.

Onlookers have stated that the players are not leaving in good faith with the Federation after recent remarks from the FUFA boss Moses Magogo who criticised the CHAN players of playing ‘shitty football’.

Its time for new blood to take over, and it promises to be a long hectic journey ahead for a side that had started to sit on the table of African men after back to back qualifications at AFCON.

Whether Abdallah Mubiru is retained or a new coach is brought in, his work is cut out as the World Cup Qualifiers draw nearer.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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