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Le Roy set for record Afcon appearance

How would an Africa Cup of Nations finals be without Claude Le Roy?

The French technician, who has been a coach of Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Togo the Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo, which he currently holds leads, is preparing to participate in the ninth African Cup of Nations as a coach with a sixth country.

Le Roy boasts an impressive record with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, guiding them to the top by clinching the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations trophy and has been to the continental showpiece eight other times.

In Gabon, he will hope to guide the Hawks to the last eight having reached the quarte-finals on seven other occasions.

At 68, the ‘White Witch’ has lost none of the enthusiasm from days of yore.

He took the reigns at a misfiring Togolese team managing to infuse the Hawks to restore a winning spirit that allowed them to defeat the odds and win their ticket for Gabon in 2017 by finishing second best of the playoffs with 11 points.

History of Claude Le Roy in Africa Cup of Nations:

1) Egypt 1986, Cameroon coach

2) Morocco 1988: Cameroon coach

3) Algeria 1990: Senegal coach

4) Senegal 1992 Senegal coach

5) Egypt 2006: coach of DR Congo

6) Ghana 2008: Ghana coach

7) South Africa 2013: coach of DR Congo

8) Equatorial Guinea 2015: coach of Congo


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