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Uganda Confirm Jonathan McKinstry Exit

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) have announced the departure of Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry.

Cranes had a disappointing outing at the 2020 Africa Nations Championship and failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals that will take place in Cameroon early next year.

McKinstry’s position was already under scrutiny as his employer placed him under suspension from 2nd March up to 31st March 2021.On Monday, the Ugandan football hierarchy decided to show the Irishman an exit door after 19months in charge.

“The Head Coach of the Uganda Men’s National team, Johnathan McKinstry, has today reached an agreement with FUFA to bring an end to his 18 months at the helm of the Uganda Cranes,” read a statement released by the federation.

“FUFA would like to thank Coach McKinstry and his staff for the work and dedication to developing the Uganda Cranes during their tenure.”

The decision came just two days after Ducor Sports disclosed the coach’s imminent departure following a FUFA Executive Committee’s meeting held on Saturday.

During his reign as head coach, McKinstry boasted two wins in every three games played, recording a 67% win rate from the 18 games in charge– including 12 wins, 3 draws and only 3 defeats.

He will be remembered for guiding Uganda to victory in the CECAFA Challenge Cup 2019 where Cranes won all of the games contested, for only the second time in their history.

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