Uganda’s Cranes coach Jonathan McKinstry has given his Denis Onyango-led squad a fitness challenge during this quarantine period.
McKinstry has released a video of himself doing 24 push-ups in 30 seconds and asked the players to also do the same to prove that they are keeping fit at home during the coronavirus-induced break.
“A challenge for all our @ UgandaCranes players (and supporters). How many push ups can you do in 30 seconds? No cheating. Chest close to the ground on the downs and full extension of arms on the up. 24 is the record to beat. Over to you!” the coach posted on Uganda FA twitter handle.
In the video, McKinstry said he set up the challenge for so that supporters can challenge the Cranes players on fitness.
“In the last few days, I have been speaking to all Uganda Cranes players both outside Uganda and here in Uganda checking up on how they are doing also ensure they are keeping on top of fitness programme and everybody pleasingly told me they are keeping on top of fitness,” he said.
Uganda president Yoweri Museveni also released a video of him doing fitness exercises such as jogging and pushups in his office to prove to Ugandans that they do not need to job in public places in order to keep fit.
Museveni was concerned that some Uganda’s are defying Covid-19 preventive measures by going out to jog.
By Peter Kanjere
FarPost’s Africa correspondent