L-R: Olivier Kwizera (Goalkeeper);  Haruna Niyonzima (Captain); Yannick Mukunzi - modelling the new Rwanda Amavubi Kit by AMS  [new goalkeeping; home and away kits by AMS are pictured at training camp ahead of Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique, 13 June 2015  (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]

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Rwanda - Highlights

 

 

AFCON 2017 - Mozambique- Group H Qualifier- Home (Kigali, Rwanda) - 4 June 2016

 

AFCON 2017 - Mauritius - Group H Qualifier - Home (Kigali, Rwanda) - 29 Mar 2016

 

AFCON 2017 - Mauritius - Group H Qualifier - Away (Belle Vue, Mauritius) - 26 Mar 2016

 

CHAN 2016 - DR Congo - Quarter Finals (Kigali, Rwanda) - 30 Jan 2016

 

CHAN 2016 - Morocco - Group A (Kigali, Rwanda) - 24 Jan 2016

 

CHAN 2016 - Gabon - Group A (Kigali, Rwanda) - 20 Jan 2016

 

CHAN 2016 - Ivory Coast - Group A (Kigali, Rwanda) - 16 Jan 2016

 

CECAFA 2015 - Final vs Uganda (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) - 5 Dec 2015

 

CECAFA 2015 -Semi Final vs Sudan (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) - 3 Dec 2015

 

Libya Home (Kigali, Rwanda) World Cup 2018 - 17 Nov 2015

 

Libya Away (Sousse, Tunisia) World Cup 2018 - 13 Nov 2015

 

Ghana Home (Kigali, Rwanda) AFCON 2017 - Group H Qualifier - 5 Sep 2015

 

Mozambique Away (Maputo, Mozambique) AFCON 2017 - Group H Qualifier - 12 Jun 2015

 

Rwanda - Highlights

 

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About Coach McKinstry

Coach McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coach.  As Head Coach of the Uganda National Team, the 'Uganda Cranes' (2019 - 2021) he delivered a WIN from 2 in every 3 games and went 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.  In his first 3 months in charge, he had led Uganda to win CECAFA 2019; had put Uganda top of their AFCON qualification group; and secured 9 wins and 1 draw from his first 10 games.  In winning CECAFA 2019, Uganda did so by winning all six of their matches, only the second time in Uganda's history that they had done so by winning every game they played in the tournament.  In AFCON qualifiers, under his management Uganda were the only team of all 48 nations competing to have conceded zero goals from open play.

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. 

He was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men's Football team (2013-14). 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 was 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

  • Under his management, the team played attractive football, scored goals and racked up some important results.

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    Eoin O'Callaghan the42.ie
  • 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
  • There is an almost missionary zeal to Johnny McKinstry's devotion to his job.

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