Ex-Togo coach Tom Saintfiet set for Gambia job

Ex-Togo coach Tom Saintfiet set for Gambia job
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by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018. 17:00

Ex-Togo national team coach Tom Saintfiet has been linked with a move to lead the Gambian national side.

Media reports in East Africa indicate that Saintfiet is said to be leading the pack of favourites to take the coaching reigns at Gambia national team.

According to a source close to the developments at the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), the 45-year-old could be announced at the end of this week.

Saintfiet is already in Banjul, where he is currently locked up in final negotiations with the federation officials.

“Saintfiet has worked in Africa before, where he wrote a successful story with Togo, where he spent two fruitful years. He would come in handy to help Scorpions reach greater heights,” a source told Soka25East.

GFF president Lamin Bajo could not confirm that they have contacted Saintfiet for the Scorpions coaching job, saying the football body could have an idea on who they are eyeing before the end of the month.

On the other hand, the much travelled Belgian mentor was fired from his previous job with Malta national football team in April this year.

In his stint as Malta coach, Saintfiet only watched the team in three matches with the first being against Estonia where his team lost 3-0 whilst the other two also ended in defeats.

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