World Cup 2018: Rwanda 1-0 down against Libya in first Leg

Rwanda World Cup 2018: Rwanda are  1-0 down against Libya going into Second Leg (World Cup 2018 qualifier, Sousse,  Tunisia,  13 Nov 2015).

[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 13 Nov 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]

 

Rwanda’s Amavubi team lost 1-0 to Libya in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying tie played on Friday afternoon at Stade Olympique du Sousse, Tunisia.

 

 

Libya went 1-0 up in the first minute of the second half after a fortunate penalty call.

 

 

The Amavubi pushed hard to equalise but without success.

 

[Rwanda Vs Libya World Cup 2018 Qualifier, 13 Nov 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Photo © Darren McKinstry 2015]

 

The return leg which will be played on Tuesday (17 November) in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

Coach McKinstry's post match thoughts to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match Highlights 

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About Coach McKinstry

Johnny McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coach.  He was International Manager and Head Coach of the Rwanda National Football Team from March 2015 - August 2016.  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 from April 2013 - September 2014.   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).  From Jan 2010 - Dec 2014 he set up and developed the Craig Bellamy Elite Soccer Academy in Sierra Leone - placing elite young players in Europe, Asia and North America. He is a European (UEFA), American (NSCAA) and university qualified football coach.

 

 

 

Quotes: What the media say

  • McKinstry has come close to a giant killing before, when his Sierra Leone side came within half an hour of defeating Herve Renard’s Cote d’Ivoire.

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    Ed Dove Goal.com
  • 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
  • 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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