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.
In a statement, FUFA says, ‘ ‘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.
A dismal performance against low ranks- South Sudan in the double header of the same qualifying campaign saw Uganda lose ground in returning to Africa Cup of Nations for the third successive time.
Under his leadership, the cranes yet suffered with another poor expedition at the 2020 African Nations Championship where Uganda failed to go past the group stage.
This prompted many football enthusiasts to call for his sacking.
The, 35 year old , a former Sierra Leone and Rwanda National head coach was appointed as the Uganda Cranes head coach in September 2019, replacing Sebastien Desabre. He has been in charge of 14 games, winning nine, drawing twice, and losing on three.
When he was unveiled he said his target was securing a slot to the coveted FIFA World Cup.
“I want to see that Uganda Cranes qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. It is a big dream that we have to work towards as a team. It is achievable with proper planning and preparations” he said.
Breakdown of 14 games he has handled
Ethiopia 0-1 Uganda – Friendly
Burkina Faso 0-0 Uganda – 2021 AFCON Qualifier
Uganda 2-0 Malawi – 2021 AFCON Qualifier
Uganda 2-1 Burundi – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 2-0 Somalia – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 2-0 Eritrea – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 4-1 Djibouti – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 1-0 Tanzania – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 3-1 Eritrea – 2019 CECAFA
Uganda 1-0 South Sudan – 2021 AFCON Qualifier
South Sudan 1-0 Uganda – 2021 AFCON Qualifier
Uganda 0-0 Rwanda – 2020 CHAN
Togo 2-1 Uganda -2020 CHAN
Morocco 5-2 Uganda – 2020 CHAN