Official: Amara Traore Appointed As Senegal Coach

The Senegalese FA has appointed Traore as the nation's new head coach...

The FSF (Senegalese football association) has announced that Amara Traore has been appointed as the new head coach of the African nation's national team.

The 44-year-old has been coaching first division side ASC Linguere de St-Louis since 2007 and helped them to the domestic title this season.

Traore succeeds Lamine Ndiaye, who got the sack in September 2008 after he failed to qualify the team for either the 2010 World Cup or the 2010 African Cup of Nations by not getting to the second phase of the joint qualifiers.

The FSF added that their immediate aims were qualification for the 2012 CAF African Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games in London.

Stefan Coerts,