Sudan and Togo Seal National Team Coach Positions As Rohr Waits On London Meeting

Sudan have appointed French trainer Hubert Velud as national team coach while Togo have kept faith in Claude Le Roy ahead of the 2021 Africa Nations Cup as Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr waits on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Sudanese FA had earlier shortlisted Belgian trainer Ronny Van Geneugden and Frenchman Hubert Velud for the vacant national team role but the later got the trust to steer the side in their 2021 AFCON qualification campaign.

Hubert Velud

Velud’s first litmus test will be against Ghana in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications in March.

Roy who has been in charge of the Togolese Senior national team since 2016 has been tasked by the FA to help the Hawks qualify for the Cup of Nations tourney and the World Cup at Qatar.

Super Eagles’ gaffer Rohr is still in negotiations with the NFF as his current contract expires by June.

Media reports suggest the Franco-German had offers from a few African countries after leading the Eagles’ to pick Bronze at the last Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

As time ticks out, Rohr will certainly be hoping negotiations get fruitful when he meets NFF’s 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi at the proposed contract negotiation meeting in London in February.

The 66-year-old guided Nigeria to qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and Egypt 2019 AFCON with a game to spare each. Although, the Super Eagles could not go past the group stages of the Mundial.