An example of when repairs are taken on time and they know what to fix. Will there continue to be demand for African coaches? The trend is remarkable. But education is everything. It is European Our observer continues to summarize the soccer world championship.
The African teams are now very conditioned. Like Zaire in the 1974 World Cup, we will never see again. And it is unlikely that the new Roger Milla will surprise with goals and dances. There are more and more players born and raised in Europe in the national teams of this continent.
It’s a paradox, but this time all the coaches of the African teams were local. For the first time in history. This might not have happened if the Moroccans had kept hitting the cups that broke in the clash between Wahid Halilhodzic and the players.
But they decided otherwise. And in August, the Bosnian was signaled to leave, and a French Moroccan (or Franco-Moroccan) Valid Regragi was appointed in his place. The “avocado head” (as the critics called it) brought all the rebels back to the national team, gave it the only football possible from defense and relied on a class of players, mainly playing in Europe. Everything worked.
Without a doubt, this example will be well studied and analyzed.
The number of African coaches has already increased in the African Cup. Increasingly, they began to rely on former players who played in Europe, often under top coaches. In general, this is logical: before, 20 or 30 years ago, European coaches came to Africa mainly with an educational mission, but now most of the players play in Europe and are educated in the academies of the clubs on the continent.
Aliou Cissé (Senegal) has already led the team to the 2018 World Cup. Apparently, the national federation fully trusts him. Rigobert Song (Cameroon) has played in the World Championships with Samuel Eto’o and is now his subordinate. Otto Addo (Ghana) is generally an African of the “European spill”, he recently took the team and will soon return to work in German football.
The most entertaining story of Tunisian Jalal Kadri. He worked in the national team as an assistant and twice became an actor. due to Covid-19 infections mostly – Monder Kebayer. The second time, however, he is no longer acting, but a full-fledged coach.
North Africa, however, is somewhat different from the rest of the continent in terms of trusting “its specialists”; this is a tradition for them. Let’s see what the situation will be in the next tournament, where 48 teams will play and Africa’s quota will almost double.
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