Rohr Named Burkina Faso Coach

German trainer Gernot Rohr has been named coach of the Burkina Faso national football team.
He replaces Belgian Paul Put, who parted ways with ‘Les Etalons’ after the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinae 2015, where the Burkinabes, losing finalists at the previous edition crashed out at the group phase.
A statement Federation Burkinabe de Football (FBF) released on Tuesday (24 February 2015) night said the federation has settled on the 61-year old as the best option.
Prior to that, the FBF had named a three-man shortlist including Rohr, Nigerian Stephen Keshi and Milovan Rajevac of Serbia from 38 applications received for the vacant post.
According to the federation, the German-born trainer will be unveiled to the press in the next few days after the finalization of the terms of engagement between the two parties.
Rohr was previously in charge of Gabon and Niger, guiding the former to the quarters of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and crashing out at the first round with the latter during the 2013 edition in South Africa.
A defender during his playing days, French sides Bordeaux, Creteil, Nice, Ajaccio, Young Boys of Switzerland and Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel counts amongst former jobs.

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