3 African Coaches That Won The Africa Cup Of Nations Both As A Player And Manager

African Cup of Nations is the most respected tournament in the African continent.

The tournament has been won by many countries.

Some people have won it both as a player and a coach.

Check out the list of some players who has won the tournament both as a player and a manager;

1. Stephen Keshi

He was a Nigerian football player and manager. During his playing career, he played as a defender and earned 60 caps for the Nigeria national team.

At that time, he was the nation’s second-most capped player.

He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.

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He is one of the only 2 African managers to have won the Africa Cup Of Nations as a player and coach.

2. Mahmoud El-Gohary

He was an Egyptian footballer and football coach who was born on 20th February 1938.

In the 1959 Africa Cup of Nations, which Egypt won, he ended as the top scorer in the competition.

He was also part of Egypt’s squad for the 1960 Summer Olympics.

After his retirement from the game, El-Gohary became a coach with Al Ahly, eventually becoming an assistant manager from 1965 to 1977.

He is one of the greatest African managers of all time. He won the Africa Cup Of Nations both as a player and manager.

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3. Aliou Cisse – Senegal

The 45-year-old Cisse was officially appointed as the head coach of the Lions of Teranga in March 2015, and he was in charge of the team as they reached the final of the 2009 edition in Egypt where they lost 1-0 to Algeria.

However, in the 2021 edition, Senegal were pooled in Group B alongside Zimbabwe, Guinea, and Malawi.

They were drawn against Cape Verde in the Round of 16, winning 2-0, then came up against Equatorial Guinea, whom they beat 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

In the semis, they eliminated Burkina Faso after a 3-1 win, setting up a final with Egypt.

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After a 0-0 result in 120 minutes of play, the Lions of Teranga clinched their first-ever Afcon trophy after emerging 4-2 winners on penalties at Olembe Stadium, in Yaounde.





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