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Senegal boss Aliou Cisse is legend in his country. Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2022: Meet the African team’s coaches!

World Cup 2022 will see African coaches make a unique piece of history. Let’s meet all five of these legendary figures.

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Senegal boss Aliou Cisse is legend in his country. Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

At World Cup 2022, for the first time ever, all five participating African nations will have African coaches.

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Meet the FIFA World Cup coaches in charge of African teams

  • Ghana – Otto Addo (Ghanaian)
  • Senegal – Aliou Cissé (Senegalese)
  • Cameroon – Rigobert Song (Cameroonian)
  • Morocco – Walid Regragui (Moroccan)
  • Tunisia – Jalel Kadri (Tunisian)

Talk about patriotism and national pride!

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Ghana is managed by German-born Ghanaian Otto Addo, who has vast experience managing youth talent with Borussia Dortmund. Senegal’s Aliou Cissé was famously on the pitch when the Lions of Teranga stunned defending champions France at the 2002 World Cup. Cameroon boss Rigobert Song was named in the 1994 Cameroon playing squad at the age of 17 alongside the 42-year-old Roger Milla, the largest age gap between teammates in a World Cup squad ever.

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Walid Regragui is a fan favourite in Morocco while Tunisian Jalel Kadri has vast management experience in his country. He’s held 24 senior management posts as well as two assistant roles, most recently as the assistant Tunisia manager.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar should be a treat. Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP.

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Africa’s teams have a massive point to prove. In 2018, for the first time since 1982, no side from the continent reached the knock-out stages at a World Cup. That should change in 2022.

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