McKinstry: We will turn things around in Kigali

McKinstry: We will turn things around in Kigali
Johnny McKinstry

by Bertin Basson

Monday Nov 16, 2015. 18:00

Rwanda head coach Johhny McKinstry is confident that his side will turn things around in Kigali and book their place in the third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the expense of Libya.

Amavubi will have to turn around a 1-0 deficit, with a Faisal Al Badri goal securing a 1-0 first leg win for the Mediterranean Knights in Tunisia last week.

Al Badri converted from 12 yards for the only goal of the game and McKinstry is frustrated with the manner in which his side conceded in the past few games.

“Ghana free-kick, Gabon free kick, this penalty here, the only save that Ndayishimiye made was the only free kick they had before we conceded a penalty. That’s very frustrating," the Northern Ireland born coach told in the aftermath.

McKinstry is hopeful his troops will put on a better show in the Rwandan capital on Tuesday evening and he believes the setting will play to his sides advantage.

“Libya will not find it easy in Kigali, playing at altitude in Kigali on a synthetic field and if we play at high intensity, we know we will turn around the result," he continued.

“They will play a defensive game but we have to go for the goal and play at high intensity. I am confident we will progress to the group stages."

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