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 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
  • 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
  • The figures do not lie. The six matches on McKinstry’s watch have been World Cup or Cup of Nations qualifiers. They have lost one.

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    the guardian
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