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Ex-Harambee Stars coach appointed in Rwanda

11:43 GMT+3 02/03/2017
Antoine Hey.
The Germany international beat Raoul Savoy (Switzerland) and Rui Aguas (Portugal), who made the final three-man shortlist

Former Harambee Stars coach Antoine Hey has been appointed to handle Rwanda national team.

The Germany international beat Raoul Savoy (Switzerland) and Rui Aguas (Portugal), who made the final three-man shortlist after a rigorous vetting process, to pen a two-year deal.

“In Hey, I think we have made a good choice, especially considering that we have a partnership with Germany, but the official announcement will be made when Minister of Sports and Culture Julienne Uwacu returns from the Leadership Retreat in Gabiro,” a source told Times Sports.

Several coaches had applied to take the job which fell vacant last year in August when Johnny McKinstry was sacked. Hey’s first adventure on the continent was with Lesotho between 2004 and 2006. He later coached the Gambian team, but his stay was short-lived as he fell out with the federation over money matters.

Hey would then move north to coach Tunisian side US Monastir in 2007, before taking over as Liberia’s coach (2008-2009). He also handled Kenya’s “Harambee Stars,” a job he held from February to November 2009 before walking out after disputes with the federation over team selection. His last job was with Sudanese giants El-Merreikh (November 2016-January 2017).