By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Legendary Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra has been named the coach of the intermediate team of the Desert Foxes of Algeria, kick442.com can report.
The former Shefield Wednesday defender takes over from the Djamel Belmadi who combined management of the intermediate team and the senior team, Belmadi will now focus on the senior team.
Sources say 37-year-old Bougherra was appointed on Belmadi’s recommendations, and he will work in collaboration with latter while preparing the intermediate team independently for the CHAN 2022 competition to penciled for Algeria.
The one-time skipper of the Desert Foxes of Algeria took up a new career in Coaching in 2017 as gaffer of the Under 23 team of Duhail in Qatar.
He later moved to Al Fujairah FC in the United Arab Emirates in June 2019 but was sacked in February this year.
The Algerian Football Federation, FAF confirmed his appointment on Monday.
The Algeria CHAN team will miss the next CHAN competition but are sure to be in the next 16-nations competition at home in 2022.
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