By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Head coach of Uganda Cranes National selection Johnathan Mckinstry has been asked to step aside from the management of the team.
According to a press release by the Football Federation of Uganda FUFA, the Northern Irish man Johnathan McKinstry has been asked to step aside from managing and coaching of the team for the period from 2nd- 31st March 2021.
“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.” Part of release read
Henceforth Mr. Mubiru Abdallah, Assistant coach will take over during this period as stated by the release
“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.
FUFA will use the period to assess and monitor the performance of the team.
It is Our Game, It is Our Country.”
The 35-year-old took over from French coach Sébastien Desabre September 30, 2019 as head coach of the Uganda National Football Team, signing a three-year contract.
He lead the Ugandan National Selection to the knock-out stage in the just ended African Nations Championship CHAN 2020, hosted in Cameroon.
McKinstry is the first person from Northern Ireland to manage three international football teams. Following Michael O’Neill’s departure from his role with the Irish FA, on 21 April 2020, McKinstry became the only person from Northern Ireland active as an international head coach.
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