Briton John Mckinstry has been relieved of his duties as the Rwanda national football team head coach after being in charge for 15 months.
The Rwanda Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Sports and Culture Lt Col Patrice Rugambwa is quoted as giving the confirmation to Rwandan daily, The Times.
According to the PS, the ministry took the decision from what it judged as a below par performance for the coach, putting in consideration the nation’s ranking in the latest release and the constant drop since he took over.
“We have taken a decision to relieve him of his duties after assessing the performance of the national team, including the team’s continued dropping in FIFA rankings,” Rugambwa said, while adding that the decision had been duly communicated to McKinstry.
The 30 year old McKinstry took over the Amavubi job in February 2015 replacing Briton Stephen Constantine in January 2015 at the time the team ranked 68th in the world but a big slump sees the team now ranked 112th.
He led the team to the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge final but failed to steer the nation to qualify for the forthcoming 2017 African Cup of Nations.