APR appoint ex-Red Star Belgrade Coach Petrovic

APR appoint ex-Red Star Belgrade Coach Petrovic
New APR coach Ljubomir Petrovic

by Andrew Oryada

Monday Aug 04, 2014. 20:52

Rwanda League Champions, APR have appointed ex-Red Star Belgrade Coach  Ljubomir Petrovic to take charge of the team on a one year contract.

Petrovic who holds a UEFA PRO License, PHD degree in physical education and UEFA coaching license instructor is remembered for winning the 1991 European Cup with Red Star Belgrade.

The former Yugoslavian football player will however start work after the 2014 Cecafa Kagame Club Championship which runs in Kigali, Rwanda August 8-24. Maj. Gen. Jack Musemakweli, the Club chairman said the experienced Coach is expected to help the Club reach the group stage of the 2015 CAF Champions League.

Petrovic who will be coming to coach in Africa for the first time will also have the task of making sure APR retains the League trophy and the Peace Cup. The new coach will work with Vincent Mashami as his assistant.

The 67-year old coach has also managed Yugoslavia teams before like; NK Osijek Osijek, FK Spartak Subotica, FK Rad Belgrade, FK Vojvodina Novi Sad and Red Star Belgrade.

He was also involved in football management throughout Europe and elsewhere with Spanish league side RCD Espanyol, Uruguayan team C.A. Penarol, Austrian team Grazer AK and Chinese teams Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan.

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