πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Johnathan McKinstry said interim Uganda Cranes staff will lead against Burundi
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Johnathan McKinstry said interim Uganda Cranes staff will lead against Burundi
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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Johnathan McKinstry said interim Uganda Cranes staff will lead against Burundi

​Northen Irish manager Johnathan McKinstry has sung the praises of the interim staff that have been at the helm of the Uganda national team since Sebastien Desabre's exit. 

The Uganda Cranes were led by interim coach Abdallah Mubiru who inspired the team to secure victories in three competitive matches including a 3-0 win over Burundi in the Chan 2020 qualifiers with McKinstry revealing they will see out the return leg.

“The interim staff has been excellent with that big away win to Burundi,” he told Daily Monitor in an interview.

“Yes I’ll be with the team but the game, I think, has come too early for me.

“I’ll be involved by offering guidance where necessary but they will continue and see out the game.

The former Rwanda and Sierra Leone coach also believes there is no reason to bring his own staff.

“Yes I’ve worked with some staff where I’ve been but for me really it’s about where the gaps are,” he said.

“I’ll assess my team and see. There is no point for me bringing someone from out if there’s a Ugandan doing the same job.

"I want to win things but also I want to help develop my fellow coaches. My contract might end in three years, but once I’ve gone, I want my legacy to continue."

McKinstry’s first assignment as the new head coach will be a friendly match on October 13 away to Ethiopia.  

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