Today Wednesday, 30th, September, 2020 marks the first year of Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry at the helms of the national team.
For starters, the Irishman was appointed to replace Frenchman Sabasitien Desabre who opted out after the Egypt – 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Swiftsports takes you through insightful highs and lows of McKinstry’s one year period so far with the Cranes.
The Northern Ireland national handled his first game as Cranes head-coach on 13th, October, 2019 only 13 days after he had been ushered in.
An away game to Ethiopia wasn’t going to be an easy start off for the new man. He surprisingly won with an Emmanuel Okwi goal that gave him a good start at the Bahir Dar stadium in Addis-Ababa.
He has so far handled 10 games as Cranes head-coach, drawing one against Giants BurkinaFaso and winning the other games.
Out of the 10 games under his tutalege, the Cranes have scored a record 20 goals and conceded only 2 against Burundi and Djibouti both in CECAFA tournament in Kampala.
McKinstry is boosted by both talent and experience on the touchline. He has a team of committed assistants in Abdallah Mubiru and Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as first and second assistants respectively.
Others are SC Vipers head-coach Fred Kajoba (Goalkeeper’coach), Alexander McCarthy (Team trainer) and former Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa (Team coordinator).
McKinstry’s performance in Summary:
GAMES COACHED :10
GAMES WON :09
GAMES DRAWN :01
GAMES LOST :00
GOALS SCORED :20
SUMMARY OF GAMES:
Ethiopia 0-1 Uganda
BurkinaFaso 0-0 Uganda
Uganda. 2- 0 Malawi
Uganda 2-1 Burundi
Uganda 2-0 Somalia
Uganda 1-0 Eritrea
Uganda 4-1 Djibouti
Uganda 1-0 Tanzania
Uganda 3-0 Eritrea.