Togo appoint Le Roy replacement

African Football

Former CS Sfaxien coach Paulo Duarte has been appointed as the new manager of the Togo national football team.

Duarte, who is currently in charge of Angolan champions Primeiro de Agosto, will join the Togolese camp in August after signing a three-year deal to become the nation's new head coach, according to BBC Sport.

The former Gabon and Burkina Faso boss will replace Le Roy at the helm after the Frenchman resigned from his position last month following Togo's failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Duarte will miss the Sparrowhawks' two opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Senegal and Namibia in June, with local coach Jonas Kokou Komla set to take charge of those matches in his absence.

His first matches in charge will thus be in September when Togo play back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Congo-Brazzaville.

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