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AFCON 2021: Moment of truth for McKinstry and his troops

Edward Raymond Komakech
It’s three years and eight months since the Cranes faced the Stallions at the Stade du 4-Août and in all sincerity, not much has changed in the Cranes ranks since. Eleven players from the team that last faced Burkina Faso back in March 2016 under the stewardship of Milutin ‘Micho’......
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McKinstry intrepid, valorous, but can he walk the talk

Edward Raymond Komakech
It’s about time that Jonathan McKinstry earned his money’s worth. The youthful coach hasn’t been around too long but has already caught the admiration of many Ugandans with his thick Irish accent and disposition displayed particularly when making an appearance in public. If his demand in the public domain was......
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AFCON: Defender Mukiibi pulls out of Cranes’ squad

Shafic Kiyaga
Uganda Cranes defender Ronald Mukiibi has been ruled out of the Cranes two opening games of the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers. The Cranes will visit Ouagadougou to play Burkina Faso on Wednesday 13th November, before returning home on Sunday 17th, November to host Malawi at the Mandela National......
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AFCON Qualifiers: McKinstry goes for continuity ahead of Burkina Faso, Malawi ties

Shafic Kiyaga
Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 released a 25-man squad that will represent the country in the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifier games against Burkina Faso and Malawi. The Cranes will get their 2021 qualification campaign underway when they visit Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou......
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Cranes: FUFA confirm McKinstry’s backroom staff

Shafic Kiyaga
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has maintained Abdallah Mubiru and Charles Livingstone Mbabazi on the Cranes technical team but on an interim basis.  Mubiru and Mbabazi have handled the Cranes CHAN team on interim prior to the confirmation of Jonathan McKinstry as the Cranes permanent head coach.  The duo......
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Will McKinstry get his ‘right’ hand man

Shafic Kiyaga
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) announced last week, that on Wednesday this week, they will reveal the people who will work with new Cranes’ head coach Jonathan McKinstry, as part of his backroom staff. Since his appointment almost a month ago, only fitness coach and video analyst Alexander McCarthy......
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What does it take to make McKinstry’s squad?

Shafic Kiyaga
Uganda is endowed with tremendous talent, and summoning a national team squad is one of the hardest jobs as the head coach especially with fans who want to see their country do well at any cost. The major cause for headache is the scrutiny that comes with every squad summoned......
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How brave Denis Onyango juggled a tight schedule with his ailing Dad

Peter Tabu
It’s every child’s dream to be able to make it in life and ably look after his/her aging parents until they leave the face of the earth to meet the Almighty. Such is the journey Africa’s best goalkeeper and Uganda Cranes skipper and vice-captain at South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns......
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Who could be McKinstry’s right hand man?

Shafic Kiyaga
It is close to a month since Irishman Jonathan McKinstry was confirmed as the man to take charge of the Uganda Cranes on a three year contract, that will see him be at the helm of the national team till 2022. Since he was confirmed, McKinstry has undertaken the duty......
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AFCON 2021: McKinstry has full backing from FUFA during qualification campaign

Herman Nnyanzi
Uganda’s football governing body, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), has promised maximum support towards Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. During the launch of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers campaign, acting FUFA president Justus Mugisha confirmed that the newly appointed tactician......

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