Former Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba has said Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry doesn’t stay in the team’s training camp in Kisaasi and believes he was wrongly dismissed after he was found to have left the camp for Christmas prayers.
Kajoba who was speaking to the KFM Sports show this morning was expelled from the Cranes camp on Friday afternoon after he was found to have escaped from camp without consent from his boss Jonathan McKinstry to go and attend Christmas day prayers on Friday afternoon, which was interpreted as flaunting COVI-19 preventive guidelines by the upper echelons in the set-up.
“The team’s head Jonathan McKinstry doesn’t stay in the camp. So (for) me leaving the camp for a few hours, I wasn’t putting the team and players at risk because there was a 4-meter social distance in the church,” he said.
“I believe I was wrongly dismissed from the Cranes camp because two days ago, coach Abdullah Mubiru was given permission to leave the camp and work on his driving permit, but he wasn’t even punished,” he added.
Fred Kajoba who is a staunch Catholic and has been seen on many occasion with the sculpture of the holy mother Mary, also said praying to ‘his God’ is one of the best hobbies in his life.
“Praying to God and Mother Mary is my hobby and I had to do it because am a staunch Catholic,” he said.
The Vipers’ tactician has served the national team for more than a decade, guiding the team to two back to back Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in 2017 and 2019 hosted by Gabon and Egypt respectively.
He also served as an interim with Moses Basena in 2017, replacing Micho who had moved on to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.
It’s highly expected that Vipers’ goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha will replace Kajoba to take charge of that department ahead of the team travel to Cameroon for a pre-CHAN preparation tournament on Monday 28th.