Sierra Leone National Team

Head Coach Johnny McKinstry speaks with the Team [Leone Stars Training Camp in advance of Tunisia Game, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]

Coach McKinstry and the Leone Stars have begun a one week training camp to prepare for their World Cup qualifier this weekend (8 June 2013) against Tunisia.

 

Leone Stars Head Coach Johnny McKinstry [Leone Stars Training Camp in advance of Tunisia Game, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]The game is the first in charge for Coach McKinstry who was appointed in April 2013. He has named a 24-man squad, which includes some new faces alongside established regulars.

Coach McKinsty commented "My staff and I are looking forward to the game this coming saturday after what has been a good week on the training ground with the players.  Naturally there has been a bit of ‘getting to know you’ for the staff, as well as the players, but I am pleased at how things have gone.  The team have had a very positive work ethic and are training well.  Team discipline and morale is good...."

 

"Over the last number of days we have been working on a number of things in training with the players - some of it new, and they have taken to our approach very well, and I think that will stand us in good stead come Saturday."  

 

George 'kweku' Davis [Leone Stars Training Camp in advance of Tunisia Game, June 2013 (Pic: Darren McKinstry)]"We have also added a few new faces to the group, many of whom I know will give the supporters something extra to get excited about come kick off this weekend.  Make no doubt about it, this is a big game for both ourselves and Tunisia and I am looking forward to seeing the fans out in support.  We will be going all out for the 3 points, and I am certain that come full-time that the supporters will have seen a performance befitting Sierra Leone."

 

 

 

 

Preparation Highlights

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Notes to Editors

  1. The game is a World Cup 2013 Qualifier against Tunisia on 8 June 2013
  2. The game is the first in charge for Coach McKinstry who was appointed in April 2013.
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Quotes: What the media say

  • McKinstry made an impressive start, losing just one of his first six matches and leading Sierra Leone into the top 50 of Fifa's world rankings, above Northern Ireland, the Republic, Cameroon and Senegal.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
  • 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
  • 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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    These Football Times
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