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Claude Le Roy dumps Nigeria, signs three-year contract with Togo

06 April 2016, 13:13Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not have the services of Claude Le Roy after the former Congo coach signed a contract to coach the Togo national team.

Togo called on Africa Cup of Nations specialist Claude Le Roy in a bid to salvage their struggling 2017 qualification campaign, with a three-year contract.

The NFF had contacted the AFCON specialist, among other coaches, for the job of the Super Eagles, but the appointment of a foreign coach is being delayed by the sport ministry.

The Super Eagles, who have failed to qualify for the 2017 AFCON, is currently without a coach following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh. Samson Siasia was designated to tinker the side for the two AFCON qualifiers against Egypt, an assignment he has completed.

Also read: REVEALED: NFF contacts five foreign coaches for Super Eagles job

Le Roy, 68, has managed teams at a record eight Cup of Nations and faces a tough mission to make his ninth tournament as Togo are placed third in their qualifying group on seven points, behind Tunisia and Liberia with two ties to go.

He guided Cameroon to the 1988 African title. Among the other countries he has coached at the continental championship are Senegal, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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