Fadiga – Respect African Football Coaches

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Senegals former international Khalilou Fadiga has called for more respect for African coaches.

Senegal's former international Khalilou Fadiga has called for more respect for African coaches.
Fadiga wgo played professional football for Club Brugge and Auxerre before retiring because of a medical condition told URN during an interview at the Raddison Blue Hotel in Libreville that African coaches should be given chance to shine instead of Federations running to bring Europeans.

He reasoned that there is nothing special that the European coaches have more than the African coaches. "Look at coach Ibenge of DR Congo and Cisse for Senegal they are doing great work with their teams," he added.


"I don't like the fact that that African nations do not want to give their very own coaches chance to handle teams and instead run to hire some from Europe," said Fadiga.
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Now a member of the Confederation for African Football (CAF) marketing team, Fadiga said African coaches have the quality to handle team in the continent and even go and handle teams in Europe or Asia.


"I hate this whole idea of some failing European coaches who keep coming to Africa and jump from team to team without developing talent in those respective set-ups. We need to change our ways of looking at coaching in Africa and stop thinking that the Europeans are the solution to our problems," he added.