The two-year extension will see McKinstry, who guided Amavubi for the first time to the knockout stage of a major continental championship during the recent African Nations Championship in Rwanda, continue his job with the senior national team and also in charge of the Olympic team.
McKinstry said: “a key factor in my decision to come to Rwanda a year ago was the potential that I saw to develop the Rwanda national team. In the last 12 months, we have already begun to demonstrate what is possible. That journey is however only beginning and so I’m delighted to be able to have agreed a new two-year deal.
“This commitment, combined with the overwhelming support we have seen from Amavubi fans in recent games, will provide our young squad of players with the best chance to further develop their potential."
“Progress however is never easy. In competitive games we will be tasked with overcoming opponents who traditionally rank much higher than us. The coming two years have the potential to be a very exciting period for football in Rwanda”.
Amavubi will face Mauritius away in Belle Vue before hosting the reverse in Kigali three days later.