m_Zahoui applies for Togo job

Zahoui

Former Ivory Coast coach Francois Zahoui has applied for the vacant post of Togo national team following the departure of Frenchman Didier Six.

Zahoui, 52, made headlines in 2012 for leading the Elephants to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea without conceding a single goal, but failing to clinch the title against Zambia on penalties.

Zahoui has been unsuccessful in landing another national team job since then after making attempts in Mali, Senegal, Niger and Gabon.

He recently worked as the coach of Ivory Coast Olympic football team, leading the group to the Francophonie games in Nice, France, last year.

Frenchman Hubert Velud, who presently manages Algerian club USM Alger, is also one of the candidates for the post, which was left vacant mid-January.

Velud was the coach who qualified the Sparrow Hawks to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola but he decided to bow out after the gunfire attack on Togo bus in Cabinda, prompting the withdrawal of the team from the competition.

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