Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry was on Monday morning unveiled at Fufa House in Kampala as new Uganda Cranes coach on a three-year contract.
The 34 year old has been coaching Bangladesh Premier League team, Saif Sporting Club Ltd.
“I have to say I’m very honoured and privileged that Fufa made me the offer to come and manage the team,” McKinstry said on Monday during media briefing.
“We want to continue growing. The Uganda Cranes national team is one of the very best in Africa in terms of the team progressing and Fufa’s vision, and I’m honoured and excited for weeks and months ahead.” He said.
McKinstry beat 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach with Cameroon Hugo Broos and Belgian Luc Eymael, who are said to have made the final three, to the job.
Both coaches are said to have been impressive in the interviews.
Fufa CEO Edgar Watson said they considered “the age range, potential of the coach to fit in Fufa’s vision of being number one in Africa on and off the pitch, and McKinstry do in well.”