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World Cup qualifying: Change of dates will not affect Uganda plans – McKinstry

The Northern Irish coach insists the Cranes will not be affected by the date changes and they will be ready to do well

Uganda coach Johnny McKinstry has stated the country will not be affected by the decision to change qualifying dates for Afcon 2021 and the 2022 World Cup.

The dates were moved after Caf’s decision to bring forward the 2021 Nations Cup finals in Cameroon from June-July to January-February because of unfavourable weather conditions in the host country – Cameroon – during mid-year.

As such, Afcon 2021 qualifiers which were due to resume in August will now be played in March, June and August/September, with auditions for the 2022 World Cup moved to October.