Tom Saintfiet reacts to Africa’s top five shortlist Coaches

Coach Tom Saintfiet

The Belgian gaffer guided the Scorpions to the quarter-finals of the 2021 AFCON earlier this year in Cameroon, and he has been shortlisted for the CAF coach of the year award.

“I am very honored as a coach to be part of that. But I am also disappointed that my team (Gambia ) and my individual players are not part of it. I can never achieve things without the players, staff, and team. I have said earlier that I think Musa Barrow deserved to be there, including Ablie Jallow, Bubacarr Gaye, and Sulayman Marreh. So many players who played outstanding in the AFCON and James Gomez are fantastic; at his age, making an AFCON debut doesn’t often happen,” He told TAT Sports. 

“Naturally, as a coach, I am honored with that; it’s a mixed feeling; it’s a face of happiness been shortlisted.” Saintfiet added

The CAF Shortlisted Coaches

The shortlisted coaches for the awards are below:

Coach of the Year (Men)

Carlos Queiroz (Egypt)

Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly)

Tom Saintfiet (The Gambia)

Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)

Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

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