Playing time for Ugandans abroad excites McKinstry

Football competitions have resumed in some parts of the world and more leagues and competitions are expected to return in a few weeks from now following a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the leagues that have resumed, Ugandan players have also registered minutes and Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has expressed delight. “We are getting into the situation when football is returning,” McKinstry told

“For example, Luwagga Kizito (Hapoel Kfar Saba) and Timothy Denis Awany (F.C. Ashdod) played in Israel last weekend as well as Robert Kakeeto (AaB) who played the full 90 minutes in the Danish top-flight division.”

“We are starting to have our players get back to the field of play. In the coming weeks, we are getting more and more players coming into action. The Swedish league is coming back soon and the South African league,” he added.

The former Amavubi Stars’ coach also has a reason to smile since of the players who were injured before like Konyaspor’s Farouk Miya and Kfar Saba’s William Luwagga have both recovered which gives him more options going forward.

McKinstry and the Cranes are in Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and are joint top along with Burkina Faso on four points from two games.

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