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Uganda Cranes Coach Jonathan McKinstry Asked To Step Aside

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has asked national team head coach Jonathan McKinstry to step aside with two matches to the end of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

A statement released by the football governing on Tuesday night revealed that the Irishman will not be on the touchline when Cranes meet Malawi and Burkina Faso later this month.

“The FUFA Executive Committee has asked the Head Coach of the National Senior side-The Uganda Cranes Mr. Johnathan McKinstry to step aside from managing and coaching the team for the period from 2nd- 31st March 2021,” reads a statement on the FUFA website.

“In the meantime Assistant Coaches Mr. Mubiru Abdallah, Mr. Mbabazi Livingstone and goalkeeping coach Mr. Kajoba Fred will take charge of the team during this period.

“FUFA will use the period to assess and monitor the performance of the team.”

FUFA’s decision comes few weeks after Cranes performed dismally at the African Nations Championship held in Cameroon where they failed to make it out from the group stage.

Also read:Uganda Set To Sack Coach Jonathan McKinstry After Disgraceful CHAN Exit

McKinstry took over the reigns at Cranes as a replacement of Serbian Sebastian Desabre who parted ways with Uganda at the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 35-year old gaffer was introduced to international football in April 2013 and led Sierra Leone into the top 50 teams on the Fifa world rankings and seventh in Africa the following year.

He later guided Rwanda to the final of the 2015 Cecafa (East and Central African) Championships in 2015 while also achieving the country’s highest placing at major tournament the following year.

McKinstry holds a Uefa Pro Licence and has coached on four continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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