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Algeria Appoint Former Ghanaian Coach George Leekens as New Coach

The Fédération Algérienne de Football (FAF) has announced via its official website the re-appointment of Belgian, George Leekens as Head Coach of the senior national team.

The Desert Warriors have been without a coach since the resignation of Milovan Rajevac after their 1-1 draw at home with Cameroon.

They confirmed the news this week and revealed they will officially introduce him to the world press in mid-July.

Details about the contract have not been revealed but it’s very likely that the Beligian will be in charge of the Algerians for the on-going 2018 Russia World cup qualifiers.

The 63-year-old who is well known for his spell with the Ghanaian national team and his 2010 World Cup Semi-Final penalty kick incident.


The Star-studded Algerian National Team that Leekens will manage. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Serbian Coach Has also managed Qatar’s national team and has enough experience to guide the Algerian national team to their third consecutive World Cup.

Leekens will get a chance to prove himself against the best in the group of death where he faces Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia for the spot to represent the continent. The next matches kick off in October giving him a chance to prepare adequately for the challenge.

His first match will be against Nigeria on  12th October at the Goodswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, at 5pm Nigeria time.

Leekens will also be in charge of the much awaited Gabon Africa Cup of Nations finals in January next year.


Featured Photo: George Leekens, the new Head Coach of Algeria. (Photo from Getty Images)

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