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McKinstry Names 25 Man Squad for Mini Tournament in Cameroon; Total CHAN 2020.

McKinstry Names 25 Man Squad for Mini Tournament in Cameroon; Total CHAN 2020.

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Uganda Cranes CHAN Squad traveling to Cameroon for the Pre- CHAN Mini Tournament has been confirmed. The Contingent of 25 players will depart to Cameroon on Monday afternoon (3pm). Cranes will take part in a Pre-CHAN tournament involving Cameroon, Niger and Zambia running between 1st and 7th January 2021. KCCA FC players will join the team after their CAF Confederation Cup fixture against AS Kigali. PLAYERS Goalkeepers Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Tom Ikara (Police FC) Defenders Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Kyetume FC), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Muhammad (Police FC) Midfielders Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Tony M...
“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 ends Dubai Training Camp with class session

Uganda Cranes ends Dubai Training Camp with class session

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Uganda Cranes officially ended their nine days training camp in Dubai with a class session on Monday, 12th October 2020. FUFA Executive Committee member Ronnie Kalema, who led the delegation officiated over this session that lasted for one-hour session. The Uganda Cranes players in Dubai during the capacity building session Kalema, also the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) chairman handled this session targeted at capacity-building amongst players and coaches based on important corner stone. He stressed the essence of the players and coaches, to prove how valuable they are to the beautiful game. FUFA Executive Committee Member Ronnie Kalema The former FIFA Referee promised more support on behalf of FUFA at all costs to ensure they achieve their number one ...
Uganda Cranes Kick Start Dubai Training Camp with Class Session

Uganda Cranes Kick Start Dubai Training Camp with Class Session

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As a way and need to understand the players especially the foreign based stars much better in different aspects, Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has officially started the Dubai training camp with a class session at JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai on Thursday afternoon. The session that lasted for one hour was aimed at creating a strong bond amongst the players in order to build a formidable team. All the players for the first time converged together with UK based Roy Jayden Onen and Elvis Bwomono who earned their first call to the Senior Team. McKinstry further highlighted the importance of “TEAM” as Together Everyone Achieves More-something the players digested. While in Dubai, the Cranes will conduct more class sessions as well as training on the field of play befor...
Uganda Cranes Contingent from Uganda Safely Arrives in Dubai

Uganda Cranes Contingent from Uganda Safely Arrives in Dubai

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 A 25 man Uganda Cranes contingent including officials safely arrived in Dubai in the wee hours of Thursday ahead of the training camp. The contingent left Entebbe international Airport on Wednesday at 10:30pm aboard fly Dubai non-stop flight and touched down at the Dubai International Airport at 3:25am. Upon arrival at the airport, they all understand went mandatory Covid 19 tests before they were driven to JA Ocean view hotel in Dubai, Jumeirah street. They were welcomed by a host of foreign based players like Miya Farouk, Bevis Mugabi and Salim Jamal. ‘We have safely arrived in Dubai and everyone is in good mood including all foreign based players we have found here. Now our next step is to embark on the mission that has brought us here as we plan for our AFCON...
Statement: Uganda Cranes Coach Not Happy with Mamelodi Sundowns

Statement: Uganda Cranes Coach Not Happy with Mamelodi Sundowns

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Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan McKinstry is disappointed that captain Dennis Onyango will not be part of the team’s training camp in Dubai. The captain was stopped from joining the rest of the team in camp with his club Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa citing several reasons. Below is a statement from the coach regarding the matter. We are very disappointed in Mamelodi Sundowns position regarding not releasing Denis Onyango for international duty during the October 2020 FIFA dates. Whilst they have released other team members for international duty for their respective nations; they communicated to us on Monday of this week (2 weeks after receiving notification of invitation for the player) that they wished to keep Denis Onyango with them on the basis that he would have to quar...
Ochan: Uganda shot-stopper extends AFC Leopards contract

Ochan: Uganda shot-stopper extends AFC Leopards contract

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The 30-year-old has been one of the key players for the 13-time league champions AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has extended his stay at the club for a year.  The Uganda shot-stopper joined Ingwe in July 2019, signing an initial one year contract. The contract expired a couple of months ago and the two parties struggled to reach an agreement owing to financial constraints experienced by the club. However, Betsafe came on board and management were able to convince the custodian to extend his deal. "It is a theme of joy for us because finally the agreement has been reached and Ochan will be with us for another season," an official from Leopards confirmed to Goal on Sunday. "[Ochan] has been a key player for us, and we all know how he...
Full Uganda Cranes Delegation For Dubai Training Camp

Full Uganda Cranes Delegation For Dubai Training Camp

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The Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has released the full delegation of players and officials that depart on Sunday evening for Dubai training camp aboard Emirates Air at 5 PM. There are 26 players and 14 officials who depart via Entebbe International Airport for the 10 day’s training camp. ‘A number of players were unfortunately ruled out from consideration for the training camp due to Covid-19 travel restrictions applicable to them, or through injury. However the camp presents a great opportunity for a large quota of the foreign based players alongside the best players in the Uganda premier league to prepare for upcoming AFCON and CHAN engagements.’ McKinstry disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug. COVID-19 results for the local legion of players and officials returned with n...
Uganda Players, Officials Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 test Ahead of Dubai Trip

Uganda Players, Officials Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 test Ahead of Dubai Trip

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The team is scheduled to camp in the Middle East for 10 days in preparation for Afcon qualifiers A total of 13 players and seven Uganda officials underwent a mandatory test for Covid-19 on Friday in preparation for Sunday's trip to Dubai where they will camp for 10 days. Coach Johnathan McKinstry had summoned some locally-based players to start preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to South Sudan on November 9 before facing them away two weeks later. The results of the tests conducted will be available on Saturday and those who will be negative will be considered for the Dubai Camp. All the players and officials are currently in separate rooms for isolation as required and directed by respective authorities until the results are out. ...
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