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Extremadura appoint Rodri

Extremadura introduced on Tuesday that Antonio Rodriguez Saravia identified as “Rodri” experienced been picked out to switch Juan Sabas as first team coach.

The Catalan coach, who will be accompanied by Eduardo Vilches as his assistant, fulfilled his players for the first time on Wednesday morning while the team geared up for their match on Saturday away to Rues.

The coach indicated that he has carried out his study on all his players and said that “This team has a good deal of fight and delight, and we have to acquire advantage of the close relationship we have with the fans”.

Rodriwas very delighted and excited and confidently informed the players nowadays that, “We are going to pull collectively to attempt and get the club out of their latest predicament.”

He also thanked his former club Tenerife where he was the assistant coach to José Luis Oltra. He also made a point of thanking former coach Juan Sába for all the past operate he experienced carried out with the team.

Rodri mentioned, “We will acquire advantage of all the good that was carried out beforehand and we hope to lead unique variables together with really hard operate and honesty and we count on the players to give their all.”

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CAF appoint Kenyan journalist Collins Okinyo as only East African representative to served on Experts Panel


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 17, 2017. 11:30


Kenya’s experienced journalist Collins Okinyo has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football to serve on the Media Experts Panel.

Okinyo is the only appointee from the East African region in the 12 member panel as they will help in advising the organisation on media operations.

The creation of the Media Experts Panel by CAF was part of the reforms by the new executive to replace the continental body’s Media Committee.

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Okinyo has thanked the CAF president, Ahmad for having faith in him and for the opportunity to serve the continent.

“I am happy to have been recognised by CAF President Ahmad on the new role as CAF Media expert, I promise to give my best in helping make African football better,” sai Okinyo.

Moreover, Okinyo joins journalists such as Côte d’Ivoire’s Mamadou Gaye as well as Ghana’s Ibrahim Sannie and Aliou Goloko of Senegal.



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Zimbabwe appoint Sunday Chidzambwa as coach for CECAFA tournament


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017. 16:30


The Zimbabwean Football Association has roped in Sunday Chidzambwa as caretaker coach for the national side for the upcoming Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) tournament.

The move comes after ZIFA accepted the invitation to play as a guest nation at this year’s edition of the CECAFA tournament to be hosted in Kenya.

Zimbabwe will join Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia for the tournament set to be staged between November 25 and December 9.

Known as ‘Mhofu’, the highly-experienced coach led Zimbabwe to their first Africa Cup of Nations qualification in 2004.

Meanwhile, he has also enjoyed considerable success in the Southern African region, winning this year’s Cosafa Cup hosted in South Africa in July.

The ZPC Kariba coach will be looking to further enhance his already impressive CV when he leads the team at the tournament.

Although he faces player availability challenges, Chidzambwa will have to pick his squad before the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League programme finishes.

However, by the time the last round of matches are played, the Warriors will already be in Kenya which means some clubs may not be able to release their players.



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Uganda FA appoint Bernard Ogwel to help search for new national coach – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Godfrey Walusimbi of Uganda evades challenge from Mahmoud Hassan of Egypt during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Egypt and Uganda at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 21 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 09, 2017. 16:30



The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations have roped in Dr. Bernard Ogwel to represent the National Council of Sport on the five-man panel set to vet the next Uganda coach.

Although the move will not come as a surprise to many in the sports fraternity, Ogwel believes his experience in Ugandan football justifies the appointment.

The Kampala International University lecturer has featured prominently in FUFA administration for years before recently crossing over to NCS as the assistant general secretary in charge of administration.

“I was not surprised at all by my appointment. My seniority and experience in Ugandan football must have played a big part in my nomination,” Ogwel told Daily Monitor.

“Apart from my high level educational background (has a doctorate), I’m a qualified coach, I played in the top league with Kamba FC (Lira) and I handled super league matches as a professional referee.”

Ogwel joins Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya (CAF and FIFA member), Edgar Watson (FUFA CEO), Asuman Lubowa (FUFA Technical Committee) and Livingstone Kyambadde (Uganda Coaches Association) in the panel to search for the new coach.

Although FUFA indicated that they will announce the new coach on November 15, FUFA publicist Ahmed Hussein said Watson and Bwalya have been engaged in a CAF technical and development conference in Cairo this week.



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