Romuald Rakotondrabe, alias Rôrô, is finally appointed head of the Malagasy football team, Barea de Madagascar, team A. He succeeds Nicolas Dupuis who resigned from his post after the double defeat against the Central African Republic in March. The formalization of his appointment took place yesterday, at the beginning of the evening, by a press release broadcast on social networks by the Malagasy Football Federation (FMF).
Romuald Rakotondrabe, after having been a player in the national team, led a career as a club coach, after he led the local Barea during the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Algeria. Madagascar finished third for its first participation in this continental competition. Recently, the new coach has already been appointed coach of the Malagasy team for the next Island Games.
On June 18, Rôrô will have to prove himself in the return match of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2023) qualifiers next at the Mahamasina stadium. With the national A team made up of expatriate players, Rôrô will have to deal with the selection of Ghana. Ghana has already beaten Madagascar 3-0 in the first leg in June 2022. Currently, Madagascar has three defeats and one draw for the CAN 2023 qualifiers. chance to go to the CAN in Côte d’Ivoire but the new coach will be able to take advantage of these matches to prepare the national team for the Island Games.
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