Hector Cuper beats Gernot Rohr to Coach of the Year award for Egypt success

The Argentine led his side to the 2018 Fifa World Cup as well as reaching the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt boss Hector Cuper has been named the Coach of the Year at Caf Awards.

Cuper beat out Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr and Wydad Athletic Club's L'Hussein Amoutta to claim the prize for the first time thanks to his exploits in 2017.

Emmanuel Amuneke i was at the ceremony in Accra to present this year's award to the 62-year-old.

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The Argentine led Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations before bowing to eventual champions, Cameroon in a thrilling encounter. His biggest achievement of the year under review was leading the Pharaohs to the Fifa World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Cuper replaced Bob Bradley in 2015 and immediately led the country to the African Cup of Nations.


Gernot Rohr

Coach Team
Gernot Rohr  Nigeria
Hector Cuper  Egypt
L'Hussein Amoutta  Wydad Athletic Club

The initial five nominees were:

Coach Team
Gernot Rohr  Nigeria
Hector Cuper  Egypt
Hugo Broos  Cameroon
L'Hussein Amoutta  Wydad Athletic Club
Mihayo Kazembe  TP Mazembe