Constantine tipped for Rwanda job

Constantine tipped for Rwanda job
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by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday May 14, 2014. 11:38

Stephen Constantine, who handled Millwall in the English Championship in the 2005/06 season, has agreed to take over as Rwanda’s new national coach.

Vedaste Kayiranga, the Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) spokesman told AfricanFootball on Wednesday morning that they have already agreed in principle to have the British tactician as the new coach.

The official said they looked at all CVs of the coaches who applied and spoke to those they had zeroed in on.

“But we are impressed with Constantine and he is also ready to come and work,” added Kayiranga.

“However, there are a few details we need to discuss with Constantine before he can officially be unveiled as the head coach,” a statement on the federation’s website stated.

FERWAFA said they will finalise the deal over the weekend in Tunisia where Rwanda takes on Libya in the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers.

Newly-appointed assistant coach Cassa Andre Mbungo is expected to be in charge of the game against Libya.

Former coach of Black Stars of Ghana, Ratomir Djukovic, who also took the Amavubi team to the 2004 AFCON finals, had earlier been tipped to take up the job.

Constantine, who holds a UEFA Pro Licence certificate, recently helped Nea Salamis in the Cypriot First Division to gain promotion to the First Division.

He has managed the national sides of Nepal (1999-2001), India (2002-05), Malawi (2007-08) and Sudan in 2009.

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