The German Antoine Hey (46) will be named coach of Rwanda for two years. This young technician is already a regular of Africa.
Rwanda, who had received numerous nominations to replace Jimmy Mulisa, who was responsible for acting after the dismissal last August of North-Irish Johnny McKinstry, chose his choice on Antoine Hey, according to information gathered by Jeune Africa. The 46-year-old German was on the short-list drawn up by the Rwanda Federation of Football Association (FERWAFA) along with Switzerland’s Raoul Savoy and Portuguese Rui Aguas. The three men were received Monday in Kigali to be auditioned by members of the federation and the Ministry of Sports.
Antoine Hey, who signed a two-year contract, is a former midfielder, who played at Fortuna Düsseldorf, Schalke 04, Birmingham City (England) and Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyprus). Reconverted as a coach, he led several African selections: Lesotho (2004-2006), The Gambia (2006-2007), Liberia (2008-2009), Kenya (2009), and the Tunisian team of Monastir 2007) and the Al-Merreikh Sudanese (November 2016-January 2017).
As JA reported The appointment of Hey is not a surprise, as the Rwandan and German federations recently signed a two-year partnership agreement, including training for young players and coaches. The new coach of Amavubi, who will be accompanied by a French fitness trainer – Hey does not speak the language of Molière – and two German deputies, will settle in Kigali, where he will spend three quarters of his time, Will frequently perform missions abroad to supervise his internationals.