Squad Picture [Rwanda Training Camp before WC2018 Qualifier Vs Libya on 11 Nov 2015.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]

WorldCup 2018: Coach McKinstry and the Rwanda Amavubi complete training camp ahead of Libya World Cup Qualifier.

 

[Training camp ahead of Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 12 Nov 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]

 

The game is being played in Stade Olympique de Sousse,  Tunisia. (13 November 2015, 14:30 local, 13:30GMT) .

 

Speaking to Ferwafa.rw after Wednesday’s training session at El Mouradi training club, Amavubi head coach Johhny McKinstry said, “The training camp has been going well so far, with all the players being in an upbeat and focused mood ahead of our first leg encounter with Libya on Friday,”

 

“Everyone has been working well in training, and we are pleased that fitness levels for the whole group,”

“We have studied our opponents very closely; and the players know what to expect come Friday afternoon. We know that Libya have the quality to play good football but we are confident that if the players can implement our game plan over the two games, then we can come out on top,” added McKinstry.[Training camp ahead of Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 12 Nov 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]

 

Amavubi held their final training session at Stade Olympique de Sousse on Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday’s game.

 

Source: Ferwafa.rw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 the Gambia National Team and Head Coach of Gor Mahia FC in Kenya (2022-24) where he won two Kenya Premier League titles (2023-24, 2022-23), and the 2023-24 Kenya Charity Shield, returning the club to the top of Kenyan football.

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

He was Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team (2015-16). Within 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).   

Coach McKinstry is a European (UEFA), American (NSCAA) and university qualified football coach and a member of Common Goal.

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