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OFFICIAL: FUFA and Mcknistry agree to end their relationship.

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Johnathan Mcknistry

It’s no longer rumors or speculation that FUFA and Mcknistry have agreed upon termination of their relationship with six months left to end.

“The Head Coach of the Uganda Men’s National team, Johnathan McKinstry, has today reached an agreement with FUFA to bring an end to his 18 months at the helm of the Uganda Cranes.” Reads FUFA statement.

“FUFA would like to thank Coach McKinstry and his staff for the work and dedication to developing the Uganda Cranes during their tenure.”

The 35 year old Northern Ireland born Coach was appointed as Uganda Cranes Head Coach on a two year employment contract on 30th September 2019.

By the time of the termination of the contract, it had left with only six months to end.

He succeeded French Sebastian Desabre who left the role vacnt after the 2019 African Cup of Nations to join Moroccan outfit, Wydad Athletic Club.

Mcknistry’s tenure with Uganda Cranes has seen him record 12 wins, 3 draws and 3 loses from 18 games putting up a 67% winning percentage.

Following a poor show down in the African Nations Championships which were hosted in Cameroon at the beginning of this year were Uganda Cranes failed to make out of the group stages for 5th consecutive time, FUFA asked Mcknistry to step down as Uganda Cranes Coach for a period of one month leaving the team under his assistants.

After the end of his suspension he had started planning for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers games which kick start in June.

This means that Uganda Cranes will be under new Head Coach when it comes kick off the world cup Qualifiers games.

Mcknistry has previously handled Rwanda and Sierra Leone national football teams

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