Mauritania Coach Amir Abdou Receives Tips From Former France Coach Ahead of Cape Verde Clash

Mauritania Coach Amir Abdou Receives Tips From Former France Coach Ahead of Cape Verde Clash

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Amir Abdou has met former France coach Raymond Domenech
  • Mauritania will face Cape Verde in the Round of 16 on Monday
  • Abdou led the West African nation to their first AFCON victory

Mauritania's giant slaying coach, Amir Abdou, received a special guest ahead of their Round of 16 clash at the Africa Cup of Nations against Cape Verde.

The West African nation shocked the continent after sending two-time champions, Algeria, home following a 1-0 victory in the final Group D game.

Abdou also made history by securing the country's first-ever win at the Nations Cup, making it back-to-back Round of 16 achievements for the French-Comorian gaffer.

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Amir Abdou takes advice from former France coach ahead of Cape Verde game. Credit: @AmiredineABDOU @CAF_Online.
Source: Twitter

During preparations for the game against Cape Verde on Monday, the 51-year-old received a special visit from former France coach, Raymond Domenech.

The coach and his technical team shared some knowledge for the match against the Blue Sharks, who surprisingly topped Group B ahead of Egypt and Ghana.

"My staff and I had the immense pleasure of receiving Mr. Raymond Domenech in his capacity as President of UNECATEF accompanied by Anissa who is well known to the members, this Saturday at our gathering place. We thank him very much for the quality of the exchanges," wrote Abdou on social media.

The winner of the match between Cape Verde and Mauritania will face either South Africa or Morocco, per Sky Sports.

Mauritania coach Amir Abdou warned Algeria

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mauritania coach, Amir Abdou gave Algeria a hint of what to expect before the two teams clashed at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The French-Comorian coach led Mauritania to their first-ever AFCON victory after defeating the two-time African champions in the final Group D game.

Mauritania secured a place in the last 16 as one of the best third-placed sides in the tournament, making it two out of two for Abdou at the Nations Cup.

Mauritania eliminate Algeria from AFCON

Sports Brief also reported that former champions Algeria crashed out of AFCON after losing 1-0 to Mauritania, who are 75 places lower in the world rankings.

Captain Mohamed Dellahi Yali scored after 37 minutes in Bouake for the Group D outsiders, who progressed as one of four places reserved for third-placed finishers in the mini-league stage.

Angola defeated Burkina Faso 2-0 in the same section and topped the final standings with seven points. Burkina Faso (four) and Mauritania (three) also advanced to the knockout stage.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.