Michel Dussuyer

Michel Dussuyer

Guinea coach Michel Dussuyer has extended his contract with the football federation for 18 months, the body said on Wednesday in the country’s capital Conakry.

The sports ministry opened application for the post last December to which the 54-year-old Frenchman also applied alongside Togo coach Didier Six and Belgian manager Tom Staintfiet.

The technical committee of the FA decided to pick the incumbent coach following his understanding of the country’s football and the work already done since his arrival in 2010, officials said.

Guinea did not participate at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and did not qualify for the upcoming World Cup prompting calls for the removal of the former goalkeeper who has also coached Benin national team.

He will be leading Guinea against Iran in an international friendly match in Teheran on March 5.