Rwanda head coach Antoine Hey has asked the country’s football federation (Ferwafa) to terminate his contract.
The development cames two days after Rwanda was knocked out of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.
“Ferwafa has received a proposal from coach Antoine Hey seeking to terminate his contract,” the body said in a statement.
Ferwafa said it will meet the Ministry of Sports and Culture “in the upcoming days” to review the German’s request.
“Hey is duly urged to respect contract termination clauses binding both parties,” the statement added.
Hey was appointed coach of the country’s senior and CHAN teams last March after he emerged above rival candidates Swiss Raoul Savoy and Portugal’s Jose Rui Lopes Aguas.
The 46-year-old, who has previously managed Lesotho, The Gambia, Liberia and Kenya, recently indicated that the Syrian FA is interested in his services.
Rwanda suffered heartbreak at the CHAN last week when losing 1-0 to Libya in their final game, having previously drawn with Nigeria and beaten Equatorial Guinea in Group C.
As the match entered stoppage time in Tanger, Rwanda were heading for the quarter-finals only for the Libyans to score their winning goal in the 93rd minute.
Rwanda were only able to compete in the CHAN after original host nation Kenya withdrew, so allowing an extra place at the finals for the region, which Rwanda took after beating Ethiopia in a play-off.
The squad returned to Kigali on Friday.
CAF CL: Why Akwa United Struggled Against CR Belouizdad
Coach Kennedy Boboye admitted that Akwa United failed in their bid to replace the players that left the club.
Boboye revealed this in his post match confe-rence after Akwa United kick-started their 2021-2022 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria on Sunday.
The Promise Keepers lost influential stars like Charles Atshimene and Olisa Ndah to CD Feirense of Portugal and Orlando Pirates of South Africa respectively earlier this month.
Recall that Ndah and Atshimene played key role in Akwa United’s NPFL title victory and Boboye admitted that the club was unable to bring in replacement.
He said: “This is what we have gotten. Most of the players we tried to get did not come.”
“We can’t stop players from travelling. It is unfortunate that we started the tournament very early.”
“We have not been able to play together for a long time. By the time we surpass this stage, we would be better than before,” he said.
Remo Stars To Appoint Ogunbote Head Coach
Nigeria Professional Football League New Boys, Remo Stars are on the verge of appointing Gbenga Ogunbote as their new coach.
Reports revealed that Remo Stars manage-ment will appoint the former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss to take over the reign from Daniel Ogunbodede who tutored the team last season.
Ogunbote was spot-ted with the Ikenne-based club during the just concluded NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
The club is set to announce the mana-gerial change in the coming days, but nothing has been heard, concerning the future of Daniel Ogunbodede.
Ogunbodede helped Remo Stars seal their return to the elite division after finishing second in NNL playoff in Group A.
CAFCL: Eguma Warns Players Against Complacency
Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma, has warned his players against comp-lacency ahead of their CAF Champions Lea-gue second leg prelimi-nary game against Young Africans.
The Pride of Rivers defeated the Tanzanian side 1-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Nat-ional Stadium on Sunday.
Samuel Omodumuke scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute to give the Eguma’s side advant-age of going to the next game.
The return leg will take place next week Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Speaking ahead of the second meeting, Eguma hinted that his players need to forget about the first leg result and approach the second leg with all seriousness.
“They are a good side and have mobile players.
“We need to have the right mentality when we play them at home, we must not relent and fight as if we have not played the first leg.
“We must put in everything in the second leg, that is going to be our approach.”
“The players need to rise to the occasion to ensure that we seal the qualification,” he said.
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