Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry wants to ensure that he is the last foreign coach to handle the team.
The Irishman wants to ensure that Ugandan coaches get a chance to further their training with the Ireland Football Association and attain requisite qualifications needed to handle a national team.
He told Kampala's Radio City that he has used his connection at the Irish FA to ensure that a Ugandan coach gets at least a slot at highly competitive coaching course in Belfast.
“I have a very good relationship with the Irish FA obviously because of my roots, and I have been able to secure coaching courses for Ugandan coaches. When these courses are opened, over 200 coaches apply but the slots are limited and I have used my relationship and connection to help Ugandan coaches be part of these courses,” he said.
Uganda has had 27 foreign coaches since 1965 and McKinstry wants this trend to stop.
“I want to be the last foreigner to coach the Uganda cranes, the next coach, and the next coach and the next coach should be Ugandan."
uganda's football website football256.com reports that McKinstry's trusted assistant Abdallah Mubiru will be the first beneficiary of the Irish training.
The CAF A License holder will be assessed at the level of UEFA B before he can enrol for the UEFA A Licence course.