Avavubi Squad in training before Mozambique AFCON 2017 qualifier (13  June 2015)

AFCON2017: Rwanda Amavubi completed final training ahead at the Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo

 

Amavubi Squad in training before Mozambique AFCON 2017 qualifier (13  June 2015)

The Rwanda Amavubi have completed their final training session at the Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo,  before their opening AFCON 2017 qualification clash tomorrow (Sunday 14 June 2015, 15:00 CAT; 13:00 GMT).

 

The Amavubi completed on training session in country after arriving in Mozambique on Thursday afternoon.  The squad had been in camp since Thursday of last week, including their time in the Kwibuka Commemoration cup last weekend.

 

 

Speaking after training today Coach McKinstry said:

Coach McKinstry holds final training session before Mozambique AFCON 2017 qualifier (13  June 2015)

 

"The team have completed a good final session ahead of what will be a very competitive game tomorrow."

"We know Mozambique will be a difficult opponent especially playing in Maputo in front of a strong home crowd."

"Away games in Africa are always difficult, but we are confident that if we can play to our strengths, then we can make a positive start to our AFCON qualification campaign."

 

  

 

Amavubi Squad in training before Mozambique AFCON 2017 qualifier (13  June 2015)

AFCON 2017 Qualifiers

The Amavubi face Mozambique this weekend (14 June 2105) in their opening qualification game for AFCON 2017.  The game is an away fixture being played in Maputo, Mozambique.

RWANDA FIXTURES - AFCON 2017 Qualification

  • 14 Jun 2015 - Mozambique v Rwanda
  • 4-6 Sep 2015 - Rwanda v Ghana
  • 23-26 Mar 2016 - Mauritius v Rwanda
  • 26-29 Mar 2016 - Rwanda v Mauritius
  • 3-5 Jun 2016 - Rwanda v Mozambique
  • 2-4 Sep 2016 - Ghana v Rwanda

 


 

 

 

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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

  • 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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    Daily Mirror
  • This is not a man who does things by the book. Having been a coach from the age of 15, McKinstry already has miles on the clock.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
  • McKinstry has experienced much more than the average coach his age. His career has gone from strength to strength, starting in Northern Ireland and England, then via America to West Africa eventually.

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    Damien Edgar Backpage Football
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