Mauritius head coach continues

Mauritius head coach continues
Ashley Nazira of Mauritius challenged by Mxolisi Mkhonto of Eswatini during the 2019 Cosafa Cup

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Sep 03, 2019. 10:00

Akbar Patel has agreed to continue on as Mauritius’ caretaker coach and will take charge of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Mozambique at Belle Vue.

It is the first leg of the two-legged tie at the start of the preliminaries for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Patel had been unsure whether he would remain in charge until last week as Mauritius waited to see whether Brazilian Francisco Filho would return to take charge.

He has been a temporary coach over the last years for Club M Patel had been in charge for the Cosafa Cup and the Indian Ocean Island games in the last game but after losing the gold medal game, announced his resignation only to be enticed back last week.

Mauritius are hoping to have expatriate players key to their chances but by Sunday only striker Andy Sophie from AS Marsouins on the nearby island of Reunion had joined up with the locally-based players


Goalkeepers: Christopher Caserne (Roche Bois Bolton City), Kevin Jean-Louis (Pamplemousse SC)

Defenders: Kerlson Agathe, Fabrice Augustin (both Pamplemousse SC), Marco Dorza (Cercle de Joachim), Francis Rasolofonirina (AS Vacoas/Phoenix), Lindsay Rose (Aris Salonika, Greece), Walter St Martin (Pamplemousse SC), Emmanuel Vincent (AS Port Louis 2000)

Midfielders: Kevin Bru (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania), Mervyn Jocelyn (Pamplemousse SC), Désiré Patate (Petite Riviere Noire), Kevin Perticots (Pamplemousse SC), Jeremy Villeneuve (Bourges Foot, France)

Forwards: Adrien Botlar (AS Port Louis 2000), Adrien François (Petite Riviere Noire), Clarel Jackson (Chebel Citizens), Stephan Nabab (Savanne SC), Ashley Nazira (Entente Boulet Rouge-Riche Mare Rovers), Andy Sophie (AS Marsouins, Reunion)

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