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BREAKING: Gernot Rohr Disqualified, Winfried Schafer Selected As Mali National Team Coach

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Frankie Omokhua

Former Cameroon Coach, Winfried Schäfer, is to be named the new handler of Mali national team in the next few days.

This follows the decision taken in a meeting held on Thursday by members of the commission set up to choose among the coaches who submitted their applications for the plum job.

This comes after several meetings and interviews carried out on Wednesday through a video conference where two out of the final three candidates earlier shortlisted were chosen.

The two coach were Germany’s Winfried Schäfer and Eric Sekou Chelle, a former Malian international.

Reports say the 72-year-old German was selected to take over as Eagles coach while former Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, was disqualified.

A final meeting is scheduled for today at the headquarters of the Malian Football Federation, to finalize the details of Winfried Shäfer’s contract before the official announcement on his appointment will be made.

More details on this development later.

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