Jonathan McKinstry offers special training suite to players

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Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry has encouraged all players across the country to carry out individual training programmes in order to keep themselves fit.

This comes at a time when many of the football events in the country including matches are called off due to the global concerns in regard to COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to McKinstry, during the lock-down players should have personal training sessions in their places of residence in order to keep fit.

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Charles Lukwago, Paul Mucureezi, Coach Johnathan McKinstry, and Shafik Kuchi Kagimu

“Definitely the spread of COVID-19 has had an effect on a number of activities including football,” McKinstry said before adding.

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“But I think amidst this pandemic, we should try to find solutions to enable our players to keep working hard. Also, and maintain their fitness levels,” he added.

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Midfielder Paul Mucureezi shares a light moment during the workout session

In the videos recorded by FUFA TV, the gaffer conduct a specific workout session. In addition, with three Uganda Cranes players Charles Lukwago, Shafik Kagimu and Paul Mucureezi.

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Jonathan McKinstry believes that the content will be of great importance to the local coaches and players during the clubs’ training programmes.

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Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago demonstrating one of the drills

“The videos will be given to coaches and players in Uganda for tutorial purposes.”

“I believe this programme can be used by coaches at their respective clubs and players at their homes to make sure they remain fit in this period,” he noted.

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Midfielder Shafik Kuchi Kagimu performing the press up walk drill

The workout session had drills like star jumps, oblique mountain climber, press up walks, open-close jumps and lateral rock among others which are important to players.

It should be noted that the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni suspended all the sporting events on Wednesday evening for 32 days due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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