Our players’ health is our first priority, Uganda Cranes head coach promises to comply with Museveni’s executive order

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Jonathan McKinstry, the head coach of Uganda cranes has come out to give his view about the president’s executive on Covid-19.

On Tuesday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that the country had been put under a state of emergency conditions which included banning all gatherings of any nature that exceed 10 people.

The Northern Irishman stated that he was in favor of the president’s orders and agreed to work by them for the good of Uganda’s football.

Jonathan McKinstry being lifted high by the Uganda Cranes players after winning the 2019 CECAFA tournament that was held in Uganda

‘I am coming to you today to talk about unfortunately the worrying pandemic of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Obviously, everyone is aware of the struggles that are happening all around the world. Here in Uganda, we have been very fortunate to date that we don’t have any record cases of Coronavirus. However, it requires everyone to be vigilant in order to maintain that status.’ noted the Cranes coach.

‘So, I am encouraging all the players, the officials and the supporters across Uganda to follow closely the Ministry of Health advises, the advice of the World Health Organisation, FIFA and FUFA  because things like regular hand washing, keeping social distance, not gathering in large crowds can help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and together, if we all do our small part, we can help to keep Uganda safe both for us as individuals and for the whole country’ added McKinstry.

The coach also stated that he will stay and continue to monitor the situation. Whereas there is a halt on the activities, the supervision of players and doing other work will still go on.

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