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Senegal appoints former captain as new coach

05 March 2015, 12:21

DAKAR — Senegal has appointed former midfielder and captain Aliou Cisse as coach, a rare chance for a black African to take charge of one of the continent's top teams.

The Senegal Football Federation says Cisse, who captained Senegal to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2002, has signed a four-year contract. His position will be evaluated in two years following the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Also read: Senegal have Group C edge

Cisse was previously an assistant coach with the national team and most recently coach of Senegal's Olympic team.

The 38-year-old Cisse replaces Alain Giresse, a Frenchman who left after Senegal's first-round elimination at the African Cup in January.

Only three of the 16 teams at this year's continental championship had homegrown coaches, with most favoring European imports.

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- AP


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