The squad will have a residential camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru starting this Friday on 7th where they will undergo different training sessions under the guidance of head coach Salim Muwonge.
According to Mutyaba the Football governing body under the leadership of Magogo has diverted public funds, exercised discrimination and abused office which is contrary to the sections 2,6 and 11 of the anti-corruption of 2009.
Three senior players including Goalkeeper and skipper Denis Masinde Onyango, midfielders Michael Azira and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda retired within a space of one-week driving speculation on the state of affairs in Uganda Cranes camp.
The legislator joins incumbent President Engineer Moses Magogo who recently announced his interest in coming for the same position come August 2021 however Sewanyana also argued the incumbent President of the Federation to step down and advised him never to appear on the ballot paper.
FUFA’s Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein, says that they agreed with UBC to carry the games to popularize the cup. He says that UBC will broadcast the first round of the 32 games and will keep upgrading at every level of the tournament as the discussions continue.
Uganda Cranes started the campaign with a promising performance after collecting seven points in the first three games. These included a draw to Malawi, two wins against South Sudan and Malawi respectively, which helped them to top the group.
However, its last edition was halted midway and later declared null and void as a result of a lockdown that came with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which paralysed sporting activities across the world, as people were not allowed to come into contact with each other.
According to Magogo, the Federation intends to engage the team in different youth championship including the Olympic qualifiers as well as improving youth competitions in the country to keep the youngsters active.
Ex-international and football administrator, Mujib Kasule, says that he was not surprised with FUFA’s decision because of the last poor performance by the team. He says the coach made obvious errors in the last Afcon fixture against South Sudan that delayed Uganda’s qualification for Afcon finals.
“The FUFA Executive Committee has asked the Head Coach of the National Senior side-The Uganda Cranes Mr. Johnathan McKinstry to step aside from managing and coaching the team for the period from March 2nd- 31st 2021,” reads the FUFA statement.
Speaking a breakfast meeting involving the FUFA Executive, the Board of governors Uganda Premier League and Chairpersons of Uganda Premier league clubs at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala on Thursday morning, Magogo said Uganda has miserably failed to perform at all continental levels because of the low quality of domestic football.
Members of the Committee on Education and Sports want the ministry of Finance led by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury-Keith Muhakizini to answer why shillings 10 billion was directly advanced to the Federation for Uganda Football Associations- FUFA and not through the National Council of Sports-NCS.
The Education Committee Chairperson, Jacob Opolot notes that the Finance Ministry had proposed to allocate the NCS Shillings 16.2 billion for the 2019/2020 financial year, but they have recommended the allocation of an additional Shillings 10 billion.