Former Amavubi Stars head coach Jonathan McKinistry will be working with one of his loyal servants again after it is believed that his Bangladesh side Saif Sporting Club have agreed terms with Rwandan international Emery Bayisenge.
Bayisinge left Rwanda on Wednesday headed to Bangladesh to complete the move, he is expected to sign a two year deal after being clubless since June 2018.
“I look forward to meeting my new teammates, and working hard to help the team to succeed. I am excited about the move,” the 25 year old told www.newtimes.co.rw.
Bayisenge and McKinistry’s relationship was largely cemented during the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals tournament where the former put up spirited performances defensively but also going forward.
Capped 37 times for Rwanda, Bayisenge will get in excess of USD 26,000 as sign on fees and is expected to earn USD10, 000 as his monthly salary.
The former Isonga and APR central defender parted ways with Morocco second tier side Jeunesse Sportive d’El Massira.
He almost joined Algerian giants USM Alger but the coaching staff declined to secure his services because they thought he wasn’t good enough.
Bayisenge captained the U17 Amavubi Starlets at the 2011 FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico, and has since rose through the ranks rapidly, making his full Amavubi debut in 2012.
McKinstry was named the new head coach of Saif Sporting Club on November 7th, 2018, replacing Englishman Stewart Hall.
The Irishman assumed control of the team from November 10th, 2018 ahead of the 2018–19 Bangladesh Football Premier League season, they defeated Rahmatgonj MFS 2-1 to win their first game of the season.