Sporting activities Information of Friday, 21 June 2019
As the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) commences on Friday in Egypt, one particular of the important characters that would be at participate in is the technical brains of each and every of the nationwide teams at the levels of competition.
In all 24 coaches would be handling the affairs of their respective crew with of them coming from Africa whilst the remaining 13 would be expatriate coaches.
GNA Sports normally takes a look at the coaches in Group A of the opposition and what they are capable of bringing to the desk of their respective groups.
Egypt: Javier Aguirre (Mexican)
Javier Aguirre Onaindía was named manager of the Egyptian countrywide workforce after Hector Cuper remaining pursuing their 2018 Entire world Cup team exit. He signed a 4-calendar year deal in 2019.
The former Mexican footballer, was born on December 1, 1958) and nicknamed El Vasco (The Basque).
Aguirre, performed for Mexico at the 1986 Earth Cup and led them to the final 16 as coach in 2002 and 2010. He has a rich CV underneath his belt as a coach, acquiring coached: Atletico Madrid (2006-08), Osasuna (2005-06), Espanyol (2012-14), Ah Wahda, Mexico (2010) and Japan (2014-15).
As a player, Aguirre was a member of the Mexico countrywide team and later grew to become a coach on two independent instances, but resigned right after the 2010 FIFA Environment Cup. His largest accomplishment as an intercontinental coach was profitable the 2009 Gold Cup with Mexico.
DR Congo: Florent Ibengé (Congolese)
Florent Ibenge was appointed mentor of DR Congo for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.
The 52-12 months-outdated, filled the vacant placement just after Claude LeRoy’s departure. He brings together the responsibilities with his position as mentor of AS Vita Club. He grew to become supervisor of the DR Congo countrywide workforce in August 2014.
He was manager of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua from April to May well 2012 and the Congolese staff, Vita Club from February 2014.
In his a long time with The Leopards of DR Congo, Ibenge took the countrywide team to a 3rd-place complete at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
In 2016 he served the team to grow to be champions of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Rwanda – the event which is only open up to footballers who participate in in the country’s area leagues.
Uganda: Sébastien Desabre (French)
Desabre was born on 2 August 1976 in Valence, France. Prior to his recent assignment, was the head coach of Ismaily football club in the Egyptian Premier League. His other past coaching assignments included ESC Rocheville in France, ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast, CS Garoua in Cameroon and ES Tunis in Tunisia. He also coached Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo in Angola, Dubai Club in the United Arab Emirates, JS Saoura in Algeria and Wydad Athletic Club in Morocco.
In December 2017, in advance of the January–February 2018 African Nations Championship competitiveness, he signed a a few-12 months contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Association at a gross month-to-month income of US$25,000.
The Cranes had been without the need of a complete-time mentor since Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic terminated his deal over the difficulty of unpaid wages until eventually Desabre took charge.
Desabre arrived in Kampala right after primary Ismaili to a 5- win more than El Raja in his ultimate match in demand of the Egyptian club.
In November 2018, the Uganda nationwide team was nominated with 5 other folks for the CAF Men’s national team of the year award 2018.
This will be his initially important intercontinental tournament and at the AFCON.
Zimbabwe: Sunday Chidzambwa (Zimbabwean)
Sunday Marimo ‘Mhofu’ Chidzambwa is by much Zimbabwe’s most effective coach who returned to the team for a third stint. He has been handed a year agreement and opened for renewal based on his overall performance for the Warriors at the AFCON.
Nonetheless, the 65-year-old now has a fantastic chance to silence his detractors obtaining masterminded the team’s maiden qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations just after a single and 50 % 10 years absence.
After retiring as a player, he went on to control Dynamos, the Zimbabwe national staff (in 2004 at the 2004 African Cup of Nations and 2007), and South African crew Umtata Bush Bucks, where he was not able to get up the posture for the reason that he misplaced his passport he was replaced by Clemens Westerhoff.
He was re-appointed manager of Zimbabwe in November 2008, leaving in May possibly 2010 to control South Africa’s Totally free Point out Stars. Marimo give up Totally free Point out Stars in August 2010, later turning out to be manager of Black Leopards. He was appointed as a single of 3 Zimbabwe countrywide group coaches in July 2017.
Owning skipped out on the Earth Cup qualifiers, with Zimbabwe serving a ten-calendar year ban, reaching the 2019 AFCON is imperative for the place which can boast of the likes of Awareness Musona, Marvelous Nakamba and Khama Billiat to get to their target.
Chidzambwa takes cost of the nationwide aspect at a second of great importance, with Zimbabwe determined to crack absolutely free of extended spells of less than-achievement to grow to be regulars at the continent’s leading football festival.