Daniel Cousin finally signs formal Gabon contract

Cousin is believed to have been working without a written contract since being appointed as the Panthers’ coach
Gabon’s National Football team general manager Daniel Cousin attends the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification football match between Ivory Coast and Gabon at The Stade la Paix in Bouaké on September 5, 2017. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

Gabon coach Daniel Cousin has settled his controversial wage dispute with the country’s sports ministry and has formally signed a contract to take charge of the national team.

Gabon’s football federation (Fegafoot) said in a statement,”February 28, 2019 marked the official signing ceremony of Daniel Cousin’s contract as coach of the Panthers of Gabon.”

The ceremony took place at Fegafoot’s headquarters in the presence of the Gabon Sports Minister Alain Claude Billie By Nze and Fegafoot President Pierre Alain Mounguenhui.

Fegafoot say Cousin’s assistant coach Mbanangoye Zita Bruno and the national team’s general manager Fran?ois Amegasse “will also sign their respective contracts in the coming days”.

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Cousin is believed to have been working without a written contract since being appointed as the Panthers’ coach in September last year. His new deal runs till the end of Gabon?s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

Gabon must beat Burundi in Bujumbura to secure qualification for the AFCON finals in Egypt later this year. Anything less will see Burundi reach their first AFCON tournament, alongside leaders Mali who have already guaranteed qualification.

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