The squad that will play Burkina Faso in the AFCON qualifiers:
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), and Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda).
Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), and Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo).
Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), and Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt).
Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), and William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan).
The squad has only five players who play in the domestic league, which is the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. When asked if he sees glaring mistakes in Ugandan football on NBS The Score, this is what McKinstry had to say.
“So many players here like to have too many touches on the ball. It is OK to have more than one touch, but that should be in the right areas on the pitch.”
The Northern Irish tactician knows that he will be judged based on the results of the Uganda Cranes. However, he is confident that Uganda will pick a crucial point from Burkina Faso come November 13.