After guiding Uganda Cranes to the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi bounce back as assistants to Jonathan McKinstry.

Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (Photo: David Isabirye)

The duo was confirmed on Wednesday during a press conference in which McKinstry named the squad for the Afcon 2021 qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Malawi next week.

Acting Fufa president Justus Mugisha revealed the development shortly after the squad was announced.

“According to the time frame and the activities, we have decided to come up with the options for the Cranes backroom staff but they will be working on an interim basis for now,” said Mugisha. 

Dennis Onyango interacts with the goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba before the first session in Egypt (PHOTO: FUFA Media) Credit: © Kawowo Sports |

We have confirmed Mr Abdallah Mubiru and Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as the first and second assistants to McKinstry but on an interim basis.

Justus Mugisha

Kawowo Sports understands that the interim will be for a period of six months and Mugisha explained why.

Geoffrey Massa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

“The essence behind the appointment of the duo on the interim is to make sure the coach can evaluate them and before we make the final choice.

Meanwhile, Fred Kajoba returns to the team as the goalkeeping coach, ex-international Ayub Balyejusa is the equipment manager, Alexander McCarthy is the Fitness coach while former Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa is the team coordinator.

Uganda Cranes Technical staff

Head Coach: Jonathan McKinstry

1st Assistant Coach: Abdallah Mubiru

2nd Assistant Coach: Livingstone Mbabazi

Fitness Coach: Alexander McCarthy

Goalkeeping Coach: Fred Kajoba

Equipment Manager: Ayub Balyejusa

Team Coordinator: Geoffrey Massa

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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