15 coaches are expected to make their AFCON debut in Egypt as the nations cup gets underway this Friday.
Coach Clarence Seedorf of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be with the Lions in his first major competition for the team as they begin the defense of the title they won two years ago in Gabon.
Other coaches to make their AFCON debut are;
1. Javier Aguirre.
He will be leading 7 times AFCON winners the Pharaohs of Egypt as they host the competition.
2. Stuart Baxter (South Africa)
3. Sebastien Migne (Kenya)
4. Ibrahim Kamara (Cote d’Ivoire)
5. Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)
6. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
7. Olivier Niyungeko (Burundi)
8. Sébastien Desabre (Uganda)
9. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
10. Emmanuel Amuneke (Tanzania)
11. Sunday Chidzambwa (Angola)
12. Srdan Vasiljevic (Angola)
13. Mohamed Magassouba (Mali)
14. Ricardo Manneti (Namibia)
15. Clarence Seedorf (Cameroon)
Apart from 15 coaches making their debut, 3 others will be making their second appearance at an AFCON. They are;
1. Aliou Cissé (Sénégal)
2. Kwesi Appiah (Ghana)
3. Baciro Candé (Guinea Bissau)
Also, two coaches will be making their third appearance at an AFCON. They are Gernot Rohr of the super eagles of Nigeria and Paul Put who will be incharge of Guinea.
Florent Ibenge will be coach of The Democratic Republic of Congo during the AFCON in Egypt. He will be making his 4th appearance at an AFCON.
Hervé Renard and Alain Giresse will be making their 5th AFCON appearance. They will be incharge of Morocco and Tunisia respectively.
Finally, Michel Dussuyer will be incharge of the Benin National football team. He will be making his 6th appearance at an AFCON.
Nji Nelson Chefor