An African coach makes the last 4 of the World-cup

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We are here to LEARN.

Does he have a UEFA Pro License?
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fabio wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:06 pm We are here to LEARN.

Does he have a UEFA Pro License?
That was disgraceful. Even worse were people making excuses for him.
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#Qatar2022WC: Regragui exploits reiterate case for domestic trust
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Walid Regragui has succeeded in making himself a global household name after a 2022 filled with exploits on the domestic, continental and now global level of football coaching.
I first came across Regragui on his coaching journey in 2017 when he led Moroccan club FUS Rabat to Port Harcourt (my base) for a CAF Confederation Cup game against Rivers United.

The moment I heard his name, I quickly remembered that Moroccan excellent right back in their 1-0 win over Nigeria’s Super Eagles in 2004 AFCON and moreso, he spoke good English to us which further warmed him into my heart.
FUS Rabat lost 1-0 to United that day, the tactical organisation of his side anchored upon a certain Nayef Aguerd in centre back was enough for me to even fall in love with Regragui’s coaching.

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Although FUS Rabat unashamedly bowed out in the semi final of that year’s Confederation Cup 1-0 to eventual champions TP Mazembe, Regragui went in that might so much so that just five years later, he is at the pinnacle of coaching.

In 2022, the France-born stylish man has won the Moroccan League, the CAF Champions League and has suddenly transformed the Atlas Lions of Morocco from a quarter-final placement in January’s AFCON to a scary and impregnable unit within months of taking the reins.
In spite of his achievements with Wydad Casablanca in 2022, Regragui was not always an overwhelming choice with the Moroccan Football Federation as Regragui himself recounted his discussion with Federation Chiefs during his negotiations for the job.

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“When I spoke with the Federation President, I said I will go with you to the World Cup and maybe beyond it, he said No, No, No, if you’re not that successful, you’ll leave. The trust isn’t there but for me, skills are the most important, if you have it, they should give us (local coaches) the task.

“People talk about experience. We do have Moroccan journalists saying I don’t have the experience whereas I’ve been a coach for ten years and nobody looked to my direction but now seven games (as Atlas Lions coach), I’m in the quarter final, explain the miracle.
“Experience as national team coach doesn’t matter, it is skills. Skills are the only measure, if you don’t have the skill, then you can leave,” Regragui said at the press conference before the Portugal game.
Regragui has done all this, not alone but with the complement of two of his former teammates with the Atlas Lions in Rachid Benmahmoud and Gharib Amzine; affirming the clichéd statement that two good heads are better than one (expatriate), imagine if you now have three?

I looked down from my seating position inside the Al Thumama Stadium when Portugal started a mini onslaught early in the second half and what I saw was this ‘Three Wise Men” in deep consultation for about four minutes.
Regragui (c) and his history making assistants

What came out of that discussion was a double change which brought in Badr Benoun, a centre back in place of midfielder Selim Amallah and a like-for-like change in Walid Cheddira replacing En-Nesyri. That stemmed the tide for a larger spell in the game.

Regragui has shown incredible trust in his playing squad and his assistants. He has often substituted players playing for the biggest clubs in Europe for players playing in Morocco or even in Qatar, yet results have never been hit. This is the kind of trust that he has demanded for African coaches by their Federations in his words and action.

African football federations look for the most flimsy excuse to dispense with the services of a poorly supported domestic coach but they stick with the expatriates that tend to fail despite the enormous support they must have accorded them.

Regardless of the outcome of their semi-final clash with France, Regragui and his assistants have paraded themselves as a beacon of renewed hope in domestic coaches, especially in a tournament in which all five African representatives entrusted their teams to domestic coaches.
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fabio wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:06 pm We are here to LEARN.

Does he have a UEFA Pro License?
You really think an African can coach? Does an African have the brain power to know about the tactical maneuvers required? LOL.
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That's why I question the acumen of Pinnick to sanction the hiring of Rohr
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So our African son of the soil used to be team mates with Giroud back in 2008...chei and they now meet in the semis...kai this go sweet well well . VIVE L' AFRIQUE
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Regragui, who won 45 caps for Morocco between 2001-2009, started every game during their run to the 2004 Nations Cup final

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