McKinstry impressed with Uganda as CHAN looms

McKinstry impressed with Uganda as CHAN looms
Uganda national team coach Jonathan McKinstry

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jan 12, 2021. 12:00

Uganda coach Johnathan McKinstry says he is impressed with his team as the 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draws closer.

With the Cranes set to open their continental tournament with a clash against East African rivals Rwanda next Monday, January 18, McKinstry has talked of his satisfaction with the team’s preparations.

“We have the full squad here and all that is left is fine-tuning the players,” McKinstry is quoted by Goal.

“We are in stage three of our preparations for the [CHAN]. We started with a camp in Kampala, followed by another in Yaoundé and now in Douala. I am impressed with the team.”

The Northern Irish coach added his respect for the technical team which works behind the scenes to get the Cranes ready for action.

“Every member works tirelessly in the run-up to and during each camp, game and tournament to give our players every chance of achieving their ambitions,” McKinstry added.

“Every person’s contribution, on or off the pitch, is vitality important to any success we achieve.”

As well as tackling Rwanda in Group C, Uganda will also come up against defending champions Morocco and Togo. The Cranes have never advanced beyond the group stage of the CHAN.

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