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“Do not Underestimate South Sudan” Coach Mckinstry Warns

“Do not Underestimate South Sudan” Coach Mckinstry Warns

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Uganda manager Jonathan McKinstry has warned that South Sudan will not be easy opponents in their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Cranes will face South Sudan – who have only been a CAF and FIFA member since 2012 – on November 12 and 16 as they look to keep their place at the top of Group B. “We want to maintain our group’s top position and we want to come out of these two South Sudan games still holding onto that first place spot,” McKinstry is quoted by The Sports Nation. “We know if we can pick up these maximum points that might be enough to seal off qualification depending on the results between Malawi and Burkina Faso. “But regardless of that we have to go on and put up a top performance because South Sudan has improved a lot basing on their last inter...
McKinstry Pleased with Uganda’s Team Dubai trip

McKinstry Pleased with Uganda’s Team Dubai trip

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The Cecafa champions chose to take a week-long training camp in the Middle East during the international break before returning home Uganda head coach Johnathan McKinstry has explained why the Dubai training camp was more important than friendlies. The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) decided to take the Cranes to the Middle East for a week-long training camp ahead of a November double-header against South Sudan in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. “Overall, I am very pleased with the camp we have completed in Dubai, it has been a very worthwhile six-seven day,” McKinstry said as was quoted by repoters. “We have done a lot of good work not only on the field but also in the classroom. “And this is something you don’t often get to do during internat...
Uganda Cranes Thrash Djibouti 4-1 In CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

Uganda Cranes Thrash Djibouti 4-1 In CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

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By Keefa Nuwahereza All is going on well for Uganda Cranes in the  CECAFA 2019 Senior Challenge Cup group stages with an unbeaten record, following a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Djibouti on Sunday at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo. KCCA midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba opened the scoring with a well taken kick from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. Three second half goals from winger Joackim Ojera as well as two second half substitutes Ben Ocen and Bright Anukani crowned the day for the tournament hosts. Haroun Mohamed scored the consolation for Djibouti. Mutyaba’s penalty arrived after a handball in the forbidden area by the Djibouti defender after Paul Mbowa’s cross from the left on 13 minutes. Ojera doubled the lead after 65 minutes when he finished Abdul Wata...
CECAFA 2019: Mckinstry Names ‘Deadly’ Cranes  Squad For Burundi Faceoff

CECAFA 2019: Mckinstry Names ‘Deadly’ Cranes Squad For Burundi Faceoff

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Uganda Cranes are ready  to faceoff with Burundi this Saturday in the CECAFA senior Challenge Cup,  which is running from  December 9 to 19, 2029. Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry has so far named his final 20-man squad that will play for the Cranes and the selected players are all locally based and ply their trade in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. Vipers SC defender Halid Lwaliwa has been given the responsibility to lead the squad as the team Captain. Mckinstry however said it wasn't easy to come up with the final squad. He said that"The decision of selecting the 20 players was difficult. We have had 26 players in the previous days. Me and my coaches discussed for long to have the final list.  There is  so much talent within the squad. The six pl...
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