m_Gabon names shortlist for coach

The Gabon Team

Gabon football federation has announced a shortlist of three coaches retained from a long list of about 15 managers vying for the post which was left vacant after the dismissal Paolo Duarte last month.

Frenchman Pierre Lechantre, Belgian Georges Leekens and Gabonese Claude-Albert Mbourounot, who currently handles the under 23 national team, are the potential candidates for the post.

However, the body said the successful candidate will not be announced until after upcoming elections for the executive committee of the FA when a new president will be elected.

Duarte faced criticisms when the Panthers failed to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and was fired after they crashed out of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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