Gambia Football Federation appoints new national team coach
Posted: 14 May 2015 Time: 22:01
Gambia unveiled much-travelled Swiss national Raoul Savoy as their new coach on Thursday, just a month ahead of the start of the qualifiers for the 2017 African Nations Cup.
Gambia Football Federation (GFF) president Lamin Kaba Bajo made the announcement at a press briefing in Banjul as the 41-year-old added another African nation to his CV.
He has previously led Ethiopia, Swaziland and Central African Republic, and coached at clubs in Cameroon, Morocco and Algeria.
Savoy has a month to ready his players for their first qualifier away in South Africa in mid-June as they bid for a first ever appearance at the continental finals.
Also in their qualification pool is Cameroon and Mauritania, with only the top team guaranteed of a place in Gabon in two year’s time.
Gambia were banned from competing in the last continental qualifiers after being found guilty of age-cheating at junior national team level by the Confederation of African Football.