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McKinstry Speaks Out After FUFA Sacking

“I have today reached an agreement with FUFA to bring to an end my role as Head Coach of the Uganda men’s national team,” Jonathan McKinstry said on his official website. He added, “It has been my pleasure to work with dedicated staff and players to develop the Uganda Cranes since 2019 – a period that saw us win 2 in every 3 games, recording a 67% WIN rate – including 12 wins, 3 draws and only 3 defeats across our time together. It was particularly rewarding to lead Uganda to victory in the CECAFA Challenge Cup 2019 by winning all of our games, something which has only been achieved once before by Uganda in their history.”

He commended Ugandan’s football fraternity over the past 18 months.

“My thanks also to the wider football fraternity in Uganda for their support over the last 18 months, and to the players and staff for their contribution and efforts during our time together. I wish both FUFA and the Uganda Cranes the very best in seeking to move forward,” he said.

His statement came shortly after FUFA announced it had parted ways with McKinstry.

“Fufa would like to thank coach McKinstry and his staff for the work and dedication to developing the Uganda Cranes during their tenure,” reads in part, the statement.

The 35-year-old, who started his three-year contract in September 2019, departs Uganda having won two in every three games played, recording a 67% win rate from the 18 games he has overseen.

McKinstry won 12 of those, drawing three and losing three.

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