International Football - Amoros to manage Comoros

Reuters - Wed, 16 Jun 19:17:00 2010

Former France defender Manuel Amoros will become the first foreign coach of the tiny island nation of the Comoros, who are competing in the African Nations Cup qualifiers for the first time.

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Amoros, 48, who had been working as a consultant with Olympique Marseille, will take charge of his first match in September.

The islands in the Indian Ocean - ranked 171st in the world, according to FIFA - begin their preliminaries away at Zambia in a qualifying group that also includes Libya and Mozambique.

The Comoros have been FIFA members for five years and lost 10-2 on aggregate to Madagascar in an early round play-off match at the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.


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