Tom Saintfiet turning heads at AFCON finals

Former Free State Stars coach Tom Saintfiet is on a fairytale run at the AFCON finals with the lowest ranked country at the tournament, Gambia.

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2022-01-26 03:00:00 PM

A former PSL coach is winning hearts at the ongoing AFCON finals after taking the lowest-ranked nation at the tournament into the quarterfinals! 😲 Read more here! ➡️

Former Free State Stars coach Tom Saintfiet is on a fairytale run at the AFCON finals with the lowest ranked country at the tournament, Gambia .

Jan 26, 2022 - 01:00 pmBy Staff ReporterAFCON NewsA former PSL coach who couldn’t last even a dozen games in South African football is winning hearts at the ongoing AFCON finals after taking the lowest-ranked nation at the tournament into the quarterfinals.

Tom Saintfiet – a journeyman who was ridiculed after being appointed the head coach of Free State Stars – has now been turning heads with Gambia, who are ranked 46 on the continent (150 in the world).Saintfiet took over at Stars during pre-season ahead of the 2014/15 season with Kinnah Phiri demoted to a role as assistant.

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Ex-PSL coach turning heads at AFCON Jan 26, 2022 - 01:00 pm By Staff Reporter AFCON News A former PSL coach who couldn’t last even a dozen games in South African football is winning hearts at the ongoing AFCON finals after taking the lowest-ranked nation at the tournament into the quarterfinals.Sunday's quarter-final will instead be played at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium, also in Yaounde, which was already being used for the tournament.At least eight people killed and 38 injured in rush for host nation’s last-16 game against Comoros 25 January 2022 - 16:15 Mark Gleeson Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY The deaths of at least eight people in a stampede at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday was a severe blow to an already troubled Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, which looked to be going ahead on Tuesday despite the disaster.At least 38 people were also injured as spectators rushed to get into the host nation's last-16 game against Comoros, throwing a tournament beset by problems into further crisis.

Tom Saintfiet – a journeyman who was ridiculed after being appointed the head coach of Free State Stars – has now been turning heads with Gambia, who are ranked 46 on the continent (150 in the world). Saintfiet took over at Stars during pre-season ahead of the 2014/15 season with Kinnah Phiri demoted to a role as assistant.. However, he lasted just 11 games at the club and was gone at the beginning of November 2014 after a heavy defeat to Polokwane City. Team officials told Reuters they had not been advised otherwise. He won three, lost six and drew two through his time with Ea Lla Koto after which he went on to work as head coach of Togo.is going to take place at Ahmadou Ahidjo," said Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Motsepe at a press conference in Yaounde. Being the nomadic coach that he took over the job of the Gambia national team in 2018 with little expectations but upon leading them to the AFCON finals he has now gone a step up.

The Scorpions downed Mauritania and Tunisia then drew with Mali to finish second and comfortably stroll into the last 16. "I need a report into what happened, what should have happened, and the circumstances that led to people being injured," added Motsepe, who called for"urgent measures to make sure that doesn't happen again. The casualties were confirmed in a government statement and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has started an investigation. Fellow West Africans Guinea were their opponents in the first knockout phase, and they were surprised 1-0 winners. A date with host nation Cameroon awaits on Saturday for Saintfiet, previously known more for being a globetrotting coach who has even coached Bangladesh along with Namibia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in the COSAFA region. "I ask that we all observe a moment of silence and prayer for the eight people who lost their lives," he said.   Gambia has a population of 2,5 million and is essentially surrounded by Senegal though they also sit on the Atlantic coastline. The new 60,000-seater Olembe Stadium, which hosted the opening game and is scheduled to stage the final on February 6, had been the subject of controversy with works continuing right up to the start of the tournament. In the context of COSAFA, Gambia went into the tournament as ranked lower than Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana  Saintfiet (48) has been a coach since the age of 24 after injury cut short his playing career and in his latest job had to convince players across Europe." as/pi.

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