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Former Comoros boss Amir Abdou has been appointed as the next coach of Mauritania

Amir Abdou has replaced Didier Gomes Da Rosa as Mauritania’s coach, just a week after stepping down as coach of Comoros.

The decision was made at a meeting on Wednesday by the Mauritania Football Federation (FFRIM).

The Mourabitounes lost all three of their group games at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon under the leadership of Frenchman Da Rosa, who only took over as coach in November

The Northwest Africans were eliminated from the competition after losing to The Gambia, Tunisia, and Mali without scoring a goal.

Abdou, 49, guided Comoros to their first-ever Nations Cup finals in Cameroon after serving as president for eight years.

After a surprising win over Ghana in the group stage, the Coelacanths succumbed 2-1 to the hosts in the final 16 of the tournament.

When the qualifying campaign begins later this year, his major goal will be to guide Mauritania to a third consecutive Nations Cup final in Ivory Coast next year


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