Guinea's search for a coach in full swing

Guinea's search for a coach in full swing
Alsény Bangoura of Guinea is challenged by Meschak Elia of DR Congo during the 2016 CHAN Rwanda semifinal game between DR Congo and Guinea at Amahoro Stadium, Kigali on 3 February 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Feb 19, 2018. 12:30

With the Guinea Football Federation looking to appoint a new coach, media reports suggest that applications are flocking in at a fast pace.

It is reported that more than 80 candidates have applied for the vacant coaching job as they hope to replace Kanfory Bangoura.

FEGUIFOOT sacked Bangoura last month after the Syli Nationale’s early exit from the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament in Morocco.

The former coach was in charge of the senior squad as well as the locally-based team (CHAN team), but the federation is looking for different coaches for both posts.


Moreover, the country’s FA started the process of recruiting a replacement in late January in conjunction with the sports ministry, and applications for the vacant Syli Nationale post closed on Thursday.

"More than 80 applicants with a lot of football experience have applied to be coach of Syli A and B," Feguifoot announced in a statement.

"After a meticulous screening to be monitored by the executive committee of Feguifoot under the supervision of the ministry of sports, one successful candidate will be chosen to replace Mohamed Kanfory Lappé Bangoura, recently dismissed as coach of the Syli National.

"It's important to note that among the applicants, another coach will be picked to lead the local team (CHAN team).

"The commission responsible for the screening of applicants is already at work to select the best among the applicants."

Although the Syli Nationale are yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, the new coach will be tasked with changing their fortunes at a global stage.

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