Coach McKinstry was Head Coach of the Uganda national team Sep 2019 - Apr 2021. Coach McKinstry delivered a WIN from 2 in every 3 games and went undefeated in over 8 in every 10 games played. He led Uganda to win CECAFA 2019, doing so by winning every game they played. In AFCON, under his management Uganda were the only of 48 nations to concede zero goals from open play.Read More
As Head Coach of the Rwanda national team (2015-16), Coach McKinstry led Rwanda to new heights. This included securing Rwanda’s best ever performance in a major competition (Quarter-Finals of the 2016 CAF Nations Championship); finishing runner up in CECAFA 2015; and other key achievements.Read More
Coach McKinstry was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone national team from April 2013 - September 2014. Within just 16 months Coach McKinstry had led Sierra Leone to their highest ever FIFA World and African rankings - 7th in Africa and 50th in the World (August 2014), an achievement hailed by FIFA.com as "remarkable".Read More
Johnny McKinstry is one of the most intelligent, level-headed and knowledgeable managers in the game today. Few can match his achievements by the age of 30, and fewer still the success he has enjoyed in the game.
Leone Stars shine with purpose... what is even more remarkable is what the young Northern Irishman has done ... the Leone Stars are ranked 50th in the world and seventh in Africa – higher than they have ever been.