All African teams with African coaches

All African teams with african coaches
All African teams with african coaches

Walid Regragoui succeeds Vahid Halihodzic as coach of Morocco. Regragoui is the coach of reigning CAF Champions League winner Wydad Casablanca. He also won the national championship title with Wydad.

And with this coaching change at the Moroccan national team, there is now an absolute, remarkable novelty for teams from Africa. For the first time ever, all participating African teams will be coached by a coach from their own country.
At the beginning of the World Cup qualifiers, things looked very different. Morocco had a coach from Bosnia, Cameroon was coached by a Portuguese, and Ghana by a Serb. At the World Cup, however, this situation changes.

Aliou Cissé is the coach of the year

Senegal’s longest-serving coach is Aliou Cissé, who has been with the Lions from Teranga since 2015. That consistency in the coaching ranks has now paid off. Under Cissé, Senegal last won the African Championship. He has managed to shape the team over the years and give it a system of play that is recognised and mastered by all.

In contrast, all the other coaches of the African World Cup participants are relatively new to the business and were not appointed until 2022. Tunisian Jalel Kadri came on board after Tunisia’s disappointing performance at the Africa Cup, as did Rigobert Song for Cameroon and Otto Addo for Ghana.

This is a great sign for African football. It proves the excellent development that has also taken place in the areas of logistics and education. To this end, in 2018, the African Football Confederation (CAF) introduced a new education programme that allows one to obtain the Pro Licence, which is recognised in all leagues in the world. To be eligible for the licence at all, one must already have a certain level of performance and experience beforehand.

Addo was born in Germany, Regragui in France

The only thing that could be improved with regard to the 2026 World Cup is that all coaches would then be born in their home country as well. It is true that all current coaches were also national players. But Walid Regraoui was born and trained in France, Otto Addo in Germany.

Nevertheless: A great success for Africa!

Max Stargard

By Max Stargard

Even as a child, I started typing the results of the Bundesliga with my friends at school. The stakes were modest back then: The lunch, a few marbles or maybe a milk slice. Then, at the age of 9, I played the penalty bet once - and immediately got 10 right. The previous week I had won 500 DM and in my childish imagination I was already imagining how many football pictures I could buy at the kiosk on the corner. Unfortunately, it was one of those match days when everything turned out as expected and I only won DM 8.10. Nevertheless, I followed the game with great interest. Nevertheless, the passion to correctly predict the outcome of sporting events haunted me for the rest of my life. I would have loved to own the sports almanac that Marty McFly bought in Back to the Future II. Much later, when I was already working as a journalist for newspapers and as a writer for television, I came across an international betting forum with over 100,000 members - and found out that a lot of people there were giving their tips on German football, but nobody seemed to have a real clue, so I wrote a few English-language preliminary reports with a few tips - and was right about everything. After that, an avalanche started. I got offers from bookmakers, sports papers and even betting syndicates to work for them - and I accepted a few of them too, experiencing the ups & downs of sports betting and travelling halfway around the world in the years that followed. There I met Chinese multimillionaires betting five to six figures, amateur players in Serbia or Turkey supporting their families with small stakes, South Africans gambling away half their fortune, Brazilians who could only leave their favelha and become rich by making the right tips. At one point my life was similar to Matthew McCaughaney's in the film Two For The Money - and far too much stress. I subsequently moved to another continent and ran an English-language football epaper about the Bundesliga from there. After the birth of my son, I devoted myself for many years only to artistic projects in the field of photography and literature. However, I am happy to share my knowledge and passion with the readers of bettingtipsafrica.