Johnny McKinstry, International Manager

Coach McKinstry is a professional football manager with experience at full international level (Rwanda & Sierra Leone). 

From 2015 - 2016 he was Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team.  Prior to that, he was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Football team (2013 - 2014).  On both occasions, he has been the youngest active head coach in international football.  

He led Rwanda to their best ever performance in a major competition (Quarter-Finals of the 2016 CAF Nations Championship), and led Sierra Lone to their highest ever FIFA World and African rankings - 7th in Africa and 50th in the World.

 

Head Coach, Rwanda National Football Team

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From March 2015 - August 2016 Coach McKinstry was International Manager and Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team.  

In just 17 months he led Rwanda to new heights - securing Rwanda’s best ever performance in a major competition (Quarter-Finals of the 2016 CAF Nations Championship).  He led Rwanda to the runner-up spot in CECAFA 2015 (being named 'Coach of the Tournament' for his efforts).

He also secured Rwanda’s biggest ever victory in FIFA or CAF qualifying (5-0 vs Mauritius); securing Rwanda’s first competitive away win in 4 years (vs Mozambique, AFCON qualifying); and placing Rwanda second in AFCON 2017 group qualifying with 6 points (both achievements having only been once before bettered in Rwanda’s history - in 2004).

 

 

Match reports and Pictures:

 You can read more about Coach McKinstr'sy work with the Rwanda National Team(s), including match reports and pictures, at www.johnnymckinstry.com/amavubi

 

 

Head Coach, Sierra Leone National Football Team

Sierra Leone Coat of ArmsAppointed as Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men's Football team (the 'Leone Stars') on 11th April 2013, Coach McKinstry became the youngest active Head Coach in international football. At only 27 years of age, this achievement was surpassed only by former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Manager Andre Villas-Boas who was 22 when he lead the British Virgin Islands.

'Remarkable' Achievements

Within just 16 months (August 2014) Coach McKinstry had led Sierra Lone to their highest ever FIFA World and African rankings - 7th in Africa and 50th in the World - both well above their lowest ever ranking of 172 in 2007.

 

Fifa.com hailed this achievement as "remarkable" and referring to his initial time in charge noted:

"Under McKinstry, Sierra Leone have played six matches, losing just one FIFA World Cup™ qualifier in Cape Verde Islands 1-0, but also achieving a morale-boosting 2-2 draw against African powerhouse Tunisia in the same competition. He has steered the team into the group stages of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after beating Swaziland and Seychelles in the knock-out stages, with a 2-0 victory over the latter."

 

Match reports and Pictures:

Leone Stars celebrate scoring against Equatorial Guinea [Pic (c) Darren McKinstry]You can read more about Coach McKinstry's achievements with the Leone Stars, including match reports and pictures, at www.johnnymckinstry.com/leonestars  

 

 

 

 

Career Summary (CV) 

Download Coach McKinstry's Career Summary (CV) in pdf format

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Leone Stars Head Coach Johnny McKinstry looks on as the Leone Stars maintain their lead over Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)

 

Gallery: Team Highlights

 

[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda v Mozambique, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 04 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Jean-Baptiste MUGIRANEZA celebrates making it 5-0 for Rwanda [Rwanda v Mauritius, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 29 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Moments after having a goal disallowed, Jean-Baptiste MUGIRANEZA strikes again from close range [Rwanda v Mauritius, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 29 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Fitina OMBORENGA moves on to a superb cross from Emery BAYISENGE and heads towards goal  [Rwanda v Mauritius, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 29 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Abouba SIBOMANA [Rwanda v Mauritius, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 29 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Dominique Savio NSHUTI [Rwanda v Mauritius, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 29 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Mauritius V Rwanda, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 26 March 2016 in Mauritius.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Mauritius V Rwanda, AFCON 2017 Qualifier, 26 March 2016 in Mauritius.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda V DR Congo, Quarter Finals - CHAN, Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda V DR Congo, Quarter Finals - CHAN, Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda V DR Congo, Quarter Finals - CHAN, Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda V DR Congo, Quarter Finals - CHAN, Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Morocco, CHAN - Group A, 24 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
The Amavubi celebrate Ernest Sugira's second goal [Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Ernest Sugira celebrates scoring the opener for Rwanda [Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Starting Team [Rwanda vs Gabon, CHAN - Group A, 20 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Ivory Coast, CHAN - Group A, 16 Jan 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2016, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
The Amavubi with their runner up medals [Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Coach McKinstry is congratulated on being named 'Coach of the Tournament' [Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Coach McKinstry speaks with the players at half time[Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Uganda, CECAFA 2015 Final, 5 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Amavubi lift Eric  NDAYISHIMIYE (1) in celebration after his penalty shoot-out save  [Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Coach McKinstry & the Amavubi take a moment together before the penalty shoot-out [Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Ernest SUGIRA (16) celebrates  Jean-Baptiste MUGIRANEZA's (7)equaliser [Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Jean-Baptiste MUGIRANEZA  (7) equalises for Rwanda in extra time[Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Coach McKinstry speaks with players at half time [Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
JacquesTUYISENGE (9) [Rwanda vs Sudan, CECAFA 2015, Semi final, 3 Dec 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
Coach McKinstry [Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 17 Nov 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015, www.XtraTimeSports.net]
[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 13 Nov 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Jacques TUYISENGE (9) rises for the cross from the corenr kick [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015
Quentin RUSHENGUZIMINEGA (10) pursued by Affriyea Acqua (6) [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015
Coach McKinstry speaks with Quentin RUSHENGUZIMINEGA in the dressing room at half time [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015
Jacques TUYISENGE (9) moves past Wakaso Mubarak (11) [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015
Amavubi fans give a rapturous welcome before the game [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Coach McKinstry, Technical team and Subs during National Anthem. [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Quentin Rushenguziminega (10) bonds with team mates prior to kick off.  [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Prior to the game, Coach McKinstry reminds Yannick Mukunzi of his expected role [Rwanda Vs Ghana AFCON2017 Qualifier, 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Coach McKinstry speaks with players at the conclusion of training [Rwanda Training Camp before AFCON2017 Qualifier Vs Ghana on 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Coach McKinstry speaks with players during training  [Rwanda Training Camp before AFCON2017 Qualifier Vs Ghana on 5 Sep 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]
Coach McKinstry thanks the crowd following a 1-0 victory over Mozambique in opening AFCON2017 Qualifier. [Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Full Time: Rwanda Amavubi Fans celebrate a 1-0 victory over Mozambique in opening AFCON2017 Qualifier.  [Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Full Time: Rwanda Amavubi celebrate a 1-0 victory over Mozambique in opening AFCON2017 Qualifier. [Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
[Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
[Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Coach McKinstry - half time team talk [Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Coach McKinstry is mobbed by Mozambique press after defeating Mozambique 1-0  in opening AFCON2017 Qualifier. [Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Amavubi in final training session before game - 13 June 2015  [Training camp ahead of Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique on 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Rwanda Amavubi in final training - 13 June 2015  [Training camp ahead of Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique on 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Training Squad - 13 June 2015  [Training camp ahead of Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique on 14 June 2015 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
L-R: Olivier Kwizera (Goalkeeper);  Yannick Mukunzi; Haruna Niyonzima (Captain) - modelling the new Rwanda Amavubi Kit by AMS  [new goalkeeping; away and home kits by AMS are pictured at training camp ahead of Rwanda Amavubi v Mozambique, 13 June 2015  (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
David Simbo strikes from just outside the box     [Leone Stars v DR Congo, 10 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Sheriff Suma     [Leone Stars v DR Congo, 10 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Alhassan 'Crespo' Kamara     [Leone Stars v DR Congo, 10 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Alhadji Kamara   [Leone Stars v Ivory Coast, 6 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Kei Kamara   [Leone Stars v Ivory Coast, 6 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
The Leone Stars celebrate going 1-nil in the first half [Leone Stars v Ivory Coast, 6 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Mustpaha Dumbuya [Leone Stars v Ivory Coast, 6 September 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry / www.johnnymckinstry.com)]
Ibrahim Kally and Mohamed Kamanor [Leone Stars v Seychelles, Freetown, 19 July 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Captain Umara 'Zingalay' Bangura  [Leone Stars v Seychelles, Freetown, 19 July 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Khalifa Jabbie scores to put the Leone Stars 1-nil ahead [Leone Stars v Seychelles, Freetown, 19 July 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Ibrahim 'Teteh' Bangura  [Leone Stars v Seychelles, Freetown, 19 July 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Kei Kamara rushes to congratulate Umaru 'Zingalay' Bangura  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic © Darren McKinstry)]
Captain Umaru 'Zingalay' Bangura celebrates his first international goal for the Leone Stars.  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Michael Lahoud and team mates call out for the penalty. [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Abduali Baggie marshalls his team mates  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Umaru Bangura [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Leone Fans [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
David Simbo [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Alfred Sahkoh [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
The Leone Stars - National Anthem [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014, Photo © Darren McKinstry]
Coach McKinstry with his technical and medical teams  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Fans following the team bus  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Fans line the roads to cheer on the Leone Stars  [Leone Stars v Swaziland 31 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Abdulai Baggie [Leone Stars v Swaziland 18 May 2014 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Kei Kamara [Leone Stars v Swaziland 18 May 2014, Photo © Darren McKinstry]
Leone Stars Official Team Picture [Leone Stars v Swaziland 18 May 2014 Photo © Darren McKinstry]]
Alhassan 'Crespo' Kamara celebrates putting the Leone Stars 3:0  [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mohamed 'Poborsky' Bangura [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Ibrahim 'Obrey' Kargbo celebrates his penalty goal with teammates 'Crespo', Strasser, 'Poborsky' and Suma.  [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mustapha 'Haji' Bagura celebrates scoring the Leone Stars first goal [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mohamed 'Poborsky' Bangura celebrates as Leone Stars go 1:0  [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mohamed 'Poborsky' Bangura [Leone Stars Vs. Equatorial Guinea, 7 Sept 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Khalif Jabbie[Leone Stars vs. Cape Verde, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Leone Stars Head Coach Johnny McKinstry talks with Assistant Coaches Tom Harris and John Keister at half-time (Leone Stars) [vs. Cape Verde, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mohamed 'Poborsky' Bangura [vs. Cape Verde, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Leone Stars Coach Johnny McKinstry as the Leone Stars move into the lead for the second time (2:1) against Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)
Alhassan 'Crespo' Kamara  - vs Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)
Leone Stars Head Coach Johnny McKinstry looks on as the Leone Stars maintain their lead over Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)
George 'Kweku' Davies makes his international debut against Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)
Alhassan 'Crespo' Kamara, chips the keeper only to have it cleared from the line by a Tunisian defender [Leone Stars vs. Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]
Mohamed 'Poborsky' Bangura (Leone Stars) [vs. Tunisia, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]

 

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Quotes: What the media say

  • It stands testament to his adaptability, hunger and talent ... that McKinstry has tamed the toughest challenges and risen to become one of the best young managers in football today.

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  • If one day, McKinstry reaches the very pinnacle of the game, few could begrudge him his day in the sun... no one could say he hasn’t earned it.

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  • McKinstry has become one of the most rounded and well-travelled British coaches at the highest level abroad.

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