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secretes why Cranes boss Coach McKinstry sent on forced leave

Fufa has suspended Cranes coach Johnathan McKinstry for one month over poor results.

Uganda Cranes performed poorly in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament in January in Cameroon, with the team knocked out early.

Additionally, Uganda registered poor performance in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Now, a day after the U-20 Hippos team beat Tunisia 4-1 to reach the finals of the Total AFCON U20, Fufa replaced McKinstry with Abdallah Mubiru, Livingstone Mbabazi and goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba in acting capacity.

“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,” read a statement from the body.

“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. The rest of the Technical team remains unchanged. It is Our Game, It is Our Country.”

Fufa says it will used the one month period “to assess and monitor the performance of the team.”

McKinstry has coached Uganda Cranes for about two years after succeeding Frenchman Sebastian Desabre.

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