Last updateLun, 26 Jan 2015 9am

Football federation launches search for 'top-level' coach-Togo

The Togo Football Federation (FTF) has launched a search for a 'top-level' coach for the senior national football team, the Sparrow Hawks, following the failure to renew the contract of French trainer Didier Six, sports sources told PANA on Saturday.

The successful candidate should, among objectives have experience with a national football team, accept to reside in Togo permanently, have a good command of the French language, have good references in the world of football and have good reputation, according to the criteria set by FIFA.

Candidates have until 25 March to present their curricula vitae and the five best shortlisted candidates will be submitted to medical examination by a doctor designated by the Togolese government.

The new coach will succeed Frenchman Didier Six, whose two-year term expired on 17 January and the FTF and the government could not agree on his re-appointment.

Didier Six, who arrived in difficult conditions as the Sparrow Hawks coach in January 2012, after the early departure of his compatriot, Thierry Froger, succeeded in qualifying the team for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), but could not create harmony within the team.

He is also criticised for his lack of authority and the management of players.

Several key players in the team, including captain Emmanuel Shéyi Adébayor and goalkeeper Kossi Agassa, criticized him and refused to answer calls to play for the national team.

Pana 02/03/2014