Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry officially kicked off his job with registering a 1-0 win against Ethiopia during the international friendly game played at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Sunday.
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi headed home the lone strike in the match that kicked off the first of the many international matches to come for newly appointed gaffer.
Okwi nodded the goal following a well delivered cross by left winger Joseph Benson Ochaya in the 20th minute of the game.
There was no further goal from either side after that as Uganda Cranes defence held it tight and efforts by the forwards to double the lead were frustrated by the solid Ethiopian back line.
The was important for Uganda Cranes as they are preparing the two AFCON 2021 Qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Malawi to be played on November 11th and 19th respectively.
The two home based players in the squad including Kirizestom Ntambi and Allan Kayiwa plus the technical team are expected to reach Entebbe International Airport on Monday evening as the foreign based players will return to the respective clubs.
McKinstry is expected to join the CHAN team that kicked off preparations for the return leg of the TOTAL CHAN 2020 match against Burundi on Saturday October 19th.