FUFA, McKinstry part ways

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has officially parted ways with head coach Johnathan McKinstry.

The 35-year-old Northern Irish signed a three-year contract as the national team coach in September 2019, but got suspended last month after Uganda failed to qualify for the Africa cup of nations tournament scheduled for January and February 2022 in Cameroon.

In a statement on Monday, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) said that it had today reached an agreement with McKinstry to bring his contract to an end, 18 months after he took charge of the Uganda Cranes.

“We would like to thank Coach McKinstry for the professionalism demonstrated during his employment with FUFA, and we wish him well in all his future endeavours,” FUFA said in the statement.

McKinstry departs Uganda having won two in every three games played, recording a 67 percent win rate from the 18 games he has overseen – including 12 wins, three draws and only three defeats. 

Early last month FUFA asked McKinstry step a side ahead of two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Malawi.

The development comes at a time when Uganda Cranes is preparing for the world cup qualifiers slated for June this year.

The decision by FUFA follows Uganda’s poor performance at this year’s edition of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon where the national team failed to win a single game.

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