Africa: Rwanda appoint Spanish as new head coach

By Allan Damba
The Rwanda Football Federation appointed Spaniard Carlos Alos Ferrer as the new head coach of the national team on a one-year deal on Tuesday, March 29. | FERWAFA Image

The Rwandan Football Association (FERWAFA) has announced Spanish national, Carlos Alós Ferrer, as the new head coach, replacing Vincent Mashami whose contract was terminated in February 2022.

According to a statement released by FERWAFA on Tuesday afternoon, the 47-year-old has signed a one-year employment contract that will run up to 2023.

“FERWAFA is pleased to announce that Mr. Carlos Alós Ferrer has been appointed as the new head coach of the men’s Rwanda National Football Team for one year,” partly read the media release.

Ferrer is a professional football coach who holds a UEFA Pro Licence with vast amounts of experience that also had him as Technical Director at FC Barcelona previously.

He has had coaching stints across Europe, Asia, and Africa including Alaves B (1996-1997), Kazakhstan U17 (2017), Kairat (2017-2018).

He also coached at Moroccan giants FAR Rabat in 2019, was at Qatar SC the same year before joining Cypriot club Enosis Neon Paralimni (2020-2021).

His first assignment will be to guide the Amavubi Stars to the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) slated for Algeria in January 2023.

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