Hubert Velud appointed new coach of the Etalons of Faso

Frenchman Hubert Velud was appointed as coach of the Burkina Faso team for a period of two years, replacing Kamou Malo, announced the Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF).
At 62, this former goalkeeper of Reims (1976-1989) is a connoisseur of African soccer: as a coach, he qualified Togo and Sudan to the African Cup of Nations, and won the African Confederation Cup in 2016 with the Congolese club of Tout Puissant Mazembé.
He has also won several national championship titles, in Algeria with ES Setif (2013) and USM Alger (2014) and in Congo with TP Mazembe (2016).
He is the “ideal choice” for the position of national coach of the Stallions, said FBF Vice President Issa Sidibé. Velud was appointed by a recruitment committee that received 64 applications, according to a statement from the FBF.
The previous coach Kamou Malo, who led the Stallions to the semi-finals of the last African Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January, where they were eliminated by Senegal (3-1), the eventual winners of the competition, was not reappointed after his contract expired in February.

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