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Antonio Conceicao Puts His Name Forward For Burkina Faso Job

Portuguese coach Antonio Conceicao has thrown his hat into the ring to become the new Burkina Faso head coach.

According to various reports, Conceicao tops FBF’s top list wish list, but the country’s FA remains tight lipped over who the next coach would be.

FBF parted ways with Kamou Malo seven weeks ago following despite guiding the Stallion to the semifinals of this year’s  Africa Cup of Nations.

Malo is reportedly contesting his dismissal, and it is for that reason that FBF has delayed the appointment of a new coach.

Conceicao’s representative revealed that Conceicao had sent his application to FBF but had not received any feedback.

Sources at FBF indicate that they will go for someone who understands African football, although he was not prepared to reveal their targets.

Conceicao was in the race for the Stallions coaching job in 2019, only for FBF to go for local coach Malo.

The former Cameroon coach is reportedly in the country for a private visit, but whether or not he’s already getting himself ready to replace the man who beat him to the job in 2019 remains to be seen.

Apart from Conceicao, the position of Stallions coach has also attracted other top names such as Steve McClarean, Nicolas Dupuis, Luc Eymael, and Paul Put.

The immediate former Cameroon coach will be tasked with leading the Stallions to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as well as secure the 1998 AFCON hosts qualification for the 2026 World Cup.

In his 20-year coaching career, Conceicao has managed 14 clubs across four countries, and as a player, the right-back spent his 11-year career in Portugal playing for Braga, Vizela, Riopele and Porto.

The former Navigators star won a double with Porto – clinching the league title and Portuguese Super Cup in 1990.

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