Inside AFCON: French Coaches Dominate List of Managers at 2019 Cup of Nations

Coaches of French origin will dominate the sidelines at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as seven of the twenty-four national teams at the tournament are from France.

Three Eastern African national teams, two Northern African teams, and two West African squads will be parading these coaches.

The national teams parading French coaches include; Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Benin.

French Coaches at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Sébastien Desabre – UGANDA

Appointed: December 28, 2017
Origin: Valence, France
Age: 42

Past Experience: Ismaily football club in the Egyptian Premier League, ESC Rocheville in France, ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast, CS Garoua in Cameroon and ES Tunis in Tunisia, Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo in Angola, Dubai Club in the United Arab Emirates, JS Saoura in Algeria and Wydad Athletic Club in Morocco.

Sébastien Migné – KENYA

Appointed: May 3, 2018
Origin: La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Age: 46

Past Experience: Republic of the Congo, DR Congo U-20.

Nicolas Dupuis* – MADAGASCAR

Appointed: March, 2017
Origin: Moilins, France
Age: 51

Past Experience: AS Yzeure

*Also managing FC Fleury

Herve Renard** – MOROCCO

Appointed: February, 2016
Origin: Aix-les-Bains, France
Age: 50

Past Experience: SC Draguignan, Assistant at Chinese side Shanghai Cosco and Cambridge United, Vietnamese club Song Da Nam,  AS Cherbourg,  Assistant Coach (Ghana national side),  Zambia national team,  Angola national team, Algerian club USM Alger, FC Sochaux, Ivory Coast, Lille.  

**First Coach to win two Africa Cup of Nations title with two countries.

Alain Giresse – TUNISIA

Appointment: December 13, 2018
Origin: Langoiran, France
Age: 66

Past Experience: Toulouse, Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, FAR Rabat, Georgia, Gabon, Senegal, Mali.

Corentin Martins – MAURITANIA

Appointment: October 8, 2014
Origin: Brest, France
Age: 49

Past Experience: Quimper Cornouaille FC, Brest.

Michel Dussuyer – BENIN

Appointment: December, 2017
Origin: Cannes, France
Age: 60

Past Experience: Guinea, Cannes, Benin, Ivory Coast