ALGERIA APPOINTS DJAMEL BELMADI COACH OF NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

ALGIERS, The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has appointed a former national team capitan, Djamel Belmadi, as the new coach of the national football team.

The FAF announced on its website that agreement on the appointment has been reached between the President of the Algerian Football Federation, Khireddine Zetchi, and Belmadi, at a meeting in paris on Wednesday.

Belmadi, who succeeds Rabah Madjer as national team coach, will very soon sign a contract linking him to FAF until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to the posting on the FAF website.

A former player of the Olympique de Marseille in the French league and current English champions Manchester City, Belmadi is the former coach of the Al-Duhail club side in Qatar.

Under his leadership, the Qatari club won the Gulf State’s Cup and Championship without losing a single match, and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League in the last season.

Tunisian Nabil MaAloul, who led the Tunisian team at the 2018 World Cup 2018 in Russia, succeeds Belmadi as coach of the Qatari team.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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