Guinea set to re-appoint Bernard Simondi as coach

Guinea set to re-appoint Bernard Simondi as coach
Guinea players celebrating after scoring

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Feb 15, 2018. 13:30

With Guinea continuing to search for a new coach, media reports suggest that ex-national team head coach, Bernard Simondi, could be in line for his second stint with the Syli Nationale.

The current Olympique de Khourigba of Morocco mentor is the favourite to take over the country’s hot seat and is understood to be in the country for the past week.


Soka25East reports that Simondi is said to be lobbying through senior government officials to have the local federation reinstate him at the national helm.

The 64-year-old former French international has joined the likes of Kenya’s current coach Paul Put, Hugo Broos and Giovanni Trapattoni, among those linked with the coaching reins.

The Syli Nationale coaching job became vacant after the Guinea Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) sacked Kanfory Bangoura last month following their failure to qualify for the quarter-finals of the recently concluded African Nations Championship in Morocco.

The former Al Ahli of Qatar and Burkina Faso coach took charge of the national team in 2000 before the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup editions.

Meanwhile, Simondi’s last match as Syli Nationale boss was the draw against the Flames of Malawi in January 2001.

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