Johnathan Mckinstry’s journey as Uganda cranes’ head coach

Irishman Johnathan Mckinstry has of today been fired as head coach of the Uganda Cranes

Irishman Johnathan Mckinstry has of today been fired as head coach of the Uganda Cranes despite his contract that states that he still has seventeen months to work following the September 2019 contract which gave him mandate over the national team for a time period of three years.

Basing on an exclusive source from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), the decision was already made and all that is left to seal it off is an official communication from the Federation.

“A decision was reached and it is just a matter of making it official,” he confidently informed this site.

During his service with the Uganda Cranes, he lead the team in seventeen games during which, they had eleven victories, three draws, three losses, twenty-seven goals for and twelve goals against.

Uganda’s victories were against Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea twice, Djibouti, Tanzania, South Sudan, Zambia, Niger and Togo, draws with Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Rwanda, and losses to Togo, Morocco and Malawi.

Due to the poor performance of the Cranes in 2020 CHAN, the head coach was asked to set aside which was followed by his suspension and temporary replacement by his deputy Abdallah Mubiru for the two final qualifying games of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations against Burkina Faso and Malawi.

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In which the Cranes did not score a single goal against Burkina Faso at St.Mary’s stadium and shamefully lost to Malawi which scored one goal.

After his suspension, the coach has been seen in talks with FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson and from the outlook of things, it may have ended sourly.

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