Coach McKinstry to share expertise at SoccerEx 2014.

Coach McKinstry to share expertise at SoccerEx 2014.

Coach McKinstry will speak on the opening day, sharing his experience in "Developing the Next Generation of Football Talent"

This session will bring together representatives from Africa’s leading academies to
discuss the current landscape for academies in Africa and share best practice and secrets.

  • Gérard Houllier - Head of Soccer - Red Bull, former manager of the French national team, and architect of the world-famous Clairefontaine academy
  • Johnny McKinstry - Academy Manager of the Craig Bellamy Foundation and former Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Team
  • Tom Vernon - Founder - Right to Dream Academy

Soccerex2014 Speakers

 

About SoccerEx 

Now in its third year, the Soccerex African Forum, 4-5 November 2014, has evolved into the continent’s largest and leading football conference.  In 2014, the Forum will build on the success of the two previous editions and will attract over 1,000 of the industry’s key stakeholders to Durban.

Supported by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), it will provide a platform for the key issues to be addressed including soccer and league development, major event delivery, commercial best practice as well as a large emphasis on the relationship between sport and governance.

It is attended by the game’s leading administrators, national sports ministers, key business figures and football legends, all with the same objective of growing the business side of football on the continent.

See the event brochure.

See the current version of the programme

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About Coach McKinstry

Coach McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coach, with a number of successes across his 20+ year career to date.    He is currently Head Coach of Gor Mahia FC in Kenya

As Head Coach of the Uganda National Team, the 'Uganda Cranes' (2019 - 2021) he led Uganda to win CECAFA 2019 and over his tenure delivered a WIN from 2 in every 3 games, going undefeated in over 8 in every 10 games played.  This represented the highest 'win' and 'undefeated' rate achieved by a Uganda National Team Coach in over 15 years.

He was International Manager and Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team (2015-16). Within just 17 months he led Rwanda to a number of highs - including their first ever appearance in the knockout stages of a major international tournament (Quarter-finals of CHAN, Jan 2016) and finished runner-up in CECAFA (Dec 2105), being named 'Coach of the Tournament' for his efforts. 

Across 2013-14, he was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men's Football team. Within just over a year, he had led Sierra Leone to their highest ever FIFA World and African rankings - 7th in Africa and 50th in the World (August 2014). 

He has also been Head Coach of Saif Sporting Club, Bangladesh Premier League (2018-19); and FK Kauno Zalgiris, Lithuanian A-Lyga (2017-18).  He is a European (UEFA), American (NSCAA) and university qualified football coach. 

Coach McKinstry is a member of 'Common Goal'. Together members seek to support high-impact organisations that harness the power of football to advance the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Quotes: What the media say

  • The figures do not lie. The six matches on McKinstry’s watch have been World Cup or Cup of Nations qualifiers. They have lost one.

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    the guardian
  • McKinstry has a voracious appetite for football and for learning, he lives and breathes it and his sense of adventure means predicting his next move is not easy.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
  • There is an almost missionary zeal to Johnny McKinstry's devotion to his job.

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    Daily Mirror
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