Maine Signs Six-Year Deal With Equatorial Guinean FA; Targets 2021 AFCON Ticket

Maine Signs Six-Year Deal With Equatorial Guinean FA; Targets 2021 AFCON Ticket

Former Harambee Stars of Kenya coach Frenchman, Sebastian Migne, has hired by Equatorial Guinea on a six-year contract, Completesports.com reports.

The 46-year-old arrived Malabo after steering Harambee Stars to the 2019 AFCON finals, their first in 15 years.

The Nzalang coaching job became vacant following the departure of Angel Lopez, in September.

Equatorial Guinea FA President, Gustavo Ndong Edu Akumu disclosed during the contract signing ceremony that they were delighted to have a coach with Migne’s experience and pedigree to spearhead their 2021 AFCON qualification campaign.


Migne in contract signing session with Equatorial Guinean FA

“We welcome you to Equatorial Guinea and wish you all the luck in the world, so that this new adventure is full of joy. We have signed with you for your experience in African football and for your initiative to work from the base to achieve great achievements,” Gustavo Ndong Edu Akumu was quoted as saying by the Equatorial Gunea FA official website.

After an illustrious playing career, Migne became a coach in 2018 and has worked as an assistant to coaches such as Claude Le Roy in Oman, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Responding, Migne said he would first meet with his backroom staff to share his coaching philosophy.

“I do not promise results but hard work. I can’t say that I already know all the players of the national team,” Migne said.

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“I have been fortunate to follow the friendly that Nzalang had with Togo in France and I can say that I have a good team.

“My plan is to meet with all the coaches in the country to convey my work philosophy. It is the way we can do a team work.”

Migne will get his managerial role as Nzalang head coach underway on November 15 when they travel to Taifa Stars of Tanzania in an 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group qualifying match, Group J.

Libya and Tunisia are the other teams in the group.

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