Mauritania eyes Morocco’s football technician Jamal Sellami to manage national team

The Mauritanian football federation is in talks with Morocco’s technician Jamal Sellami to give him the reins of the national team, which is preparing its participation in the next African Cup of Nations (CAN 2021), scheduled in Cameroon next year (January 9 to February 6).

The Mauritanian football federation, led by Ahmed Yahya sacked last month Frenchman Corentin Martins after poor performances during four qualifier matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Mourabitounes lost three matches, conceded a draw during the first four days of the qualifying group stage.

If given the job, the former Raja Casablanca coach will debut his first foreign international coaching career.

He was previously approached by Emirati, Egyptian and South African clubs, in addition to several Botola Pro Inwi teams. In July Tanzania contacted him to take over the national team.

The 51-year-old had also trained the Moroccan U17, U20 and A’ teams.

 

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