Mauritania appoints Comoros’ heroic AFCON tactician as head coach


49 year old French born tactician Amir Abdou has been announced as the head coach for the national football team of Mauritania.

He replaces Frenchman Da Rosa who was sacked following a poor show in the recently concluded AFCON tournament where they only managed to score a single goal and lost all three group games to Gambia, Tunisia and Mali.

Abdou leaves Comoros after serving them for eight uninterrupted years and his most recognized achievement was leading them to the last 16 of AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.

“The Executive Committee met under the leadership of Mr. Ahmad Yahya, President of the Mauritania Football Federation. During this session, the Executive Committee examined a number of points relating to national teams and the overall situation of Mauritanian football”,

A press statement from the FFRIM ( Football Federation of Mauritania) read.

“The meeting decided to put an end to the duties of the national coach, Mr. Didier Gomes Da Rosa and all of his technical staff.

“The meeting decided on the appointment of Mr. Amir Abdou as national coach and a new technical manager for the national “A” and local teams of Mauritania.”

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