Johnathan McKinstry – Stay away from Fufa’s UPL reforms debate

Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has urged his players to keep a distance from Fufa’s reforms.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has recently proposed to reduce UPL teams from 16 to 12.

Several players came out against Fufa’s proposal claiming that it will kill the competition in the league.

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McKinstry during Uganda Cranes training

However, McKinstry asked the players to keep from the discourse surrounding radical reforms through a WhatsApp message.

“I understand many of the players may have been approached by different media houses to respond to the proposal regarding league updates here in Uganda,” Mckinstry said.

“I would advise avoiding the topic if possible as it appears some of you are unfortunately being presented with either incomplete or inaccurate information by some media houses.”

“Most likely in order for them to get a cheap headline during a time when there is not a lot of football to report on,” he added.

It should be noted that football in Uganda is suspended as one way of curbing down the coronavirus pandemic which is hitting the world.

“The present situation is that a proposal has been made regarding how to restructure the top 2-divisions of league football here in Uganda.”

Denis Onyango is against Fufa’s proposal

“As well as introduction of a Reserve league, and now all stakeholders (clubs, etc) will have opportunity to discuss those proposals.”

“It is clear that some people believe that a decision has been made already; when in fact it is a very early stage with consultations and discussions between all stakeholders in Ugandan football still to take place,” he noted.

It should be noted that Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango recently opposed to the reduction of the UPL teams from the current number of 16 to 12.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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