Senegal: Joseph Koto officially appointed
The coach of the Senegal Lions, Joseph Koto
In the presence of the Minister of Sports, El Hadji Malick Gackou, and of the President of the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football, Augustin Senghor, the former coach of Jeanne d’Arc de Dakar and of the Lions local national team signed his contract this Monday, binding him to the Senegal national team until 31 July 2014.
The objectives assigned to him by the federal institution were very clearly defined.
“A semi-final would be a good result for the Afcon; for the World Cup, failing that, try to fare as well as the 2002 generation,” specified Augustin Senghor.
Joseph Koto presents quite an impressive record at the head of the Lions with a victory (against Liberia) and a draw (in Uganda) over the first two weeks of the Brazil World Cup qualifiers (Senegal currently occupy first position in Group J), but will have to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against giants, Côte d’Ivoire, this coming September and October.
He will be assisted in his mission by the Olympic team coach, Karim Séga Diouf, who left his place at the head of the under-23s to his assistant, Aliou Cissé.