Coach McKinstry with FIFA delegation in Cairo

Coach McKinstry has spent 2 days in Cairo with selected Africa Coaches reviewing the World Cup 2014.  

 

As Fifa.com reported:

"The top technicians of African football are gathering in Cairo for a two-day conference to analyse the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil."

Coach McKinstry with Finnish national coach Mixu Paatelainen in CairoHead coaches and technical directors of all African national teams were invited by FIFA and CAF to analyse football’s flagship event from a technical perspective.

The aim of the conference was to learn from the World Cup and channel its success into football development at all levels around the world.

Alongside experts from FIFA’s Technical Study Group as well as FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca and a representative from IFAB, the participants discussed the latest trends observed in Brazil 2014.

Participants also reviewed a range of technical aspects of the game such as medical matters and the introduction of GLT and the vanishing spray.

FIFA WOrld Cup Review in CairoThe conferences is considered a key platform to complement and further develop the report on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil recently published by FIFA’s Technical Study Group.

 

 

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About Coach McKinstry

Coach McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coach.  He is currently Head Coach of the Uganda National Team - the Uganda 'Cranes'.   By December 2019, after only 3 months in charge, Uganda had won CECAFA 2019; were sitting top of their AFCON qualification group; and had secured 9 wins and 1 draw from 10 games.

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

  • McKinstry has a voracious appetite for football and for learning, he lives and breathes it and his sense of adventure means predicting his next move is not easy.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
  • There is an almost missionary zeal to Johnny McKinstry's devotion to his job.

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    Daily Mirror
  • 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
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