“The Mauritanian Football Federation announces that it has reached a final agreement with the national voter, Amir Abdo, to extend his contract as head of technical management of the national team until the year 2026,” the federation said on the Facebook social media platform. Has gone. ,
Abdou led Mauritania to qualify for the round of 16 at the African Cup of Nations for the first time in history, before departing the tournament with a 1–0 defeat to Cape Verde.
Mauritania qualified from the group stage as one of the best teams in third place with 3 points after securing a 1–0 win over Algeria in their first win of the tournament.
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Abdou, who has been in charge of Mauritania since March 2022, did not have a typical coaching career, as he began coaching children after early ending his career as a player following two cruciate ligament injuries in his knee.
Before taking over as coach of Comoros in 2014, he quietly rose through the ranks of French amateur football, first at Agen and then at Guelph.
With Comoros, he worked not only on the players' training, but also on organizing the team's travel and even its clothing.
Sometimes he had to spend his own money to help the team, and he was working part-time until 2017, when he received an offer of a monthly salary of $2,000 to leave his job at Again.