A List of Top 7 Best African Football Coaches of All Time
Rhulani Mokwena IMAGE: SABC News

African coaches have advanced  greatly in terms of team management and coaching skills, especially with the rapid growth of technology. As the heart of Africa, South Africa made a record for holding the World cup football competition back in the year 2010.

Since it was among the first countries to be civilized in Africa, South Africa has seen a good number of famous champs such as Semenya and other personalities that are world record holders.

Other African states have also not been left behind; West Africa too has produced world’s best football personalities. In fact, each and every country in Africa has at least a champ to brag about.

Since time in memorial, a number of best coaches has been steadily going up in Africa. In this article we are going to highlight the top and best coaches and football managers of all time in Africa.

1. Stephen Keshi

He is a Nigerian manager. Years back before fully joining Nigeria team, he helped Togo qualify for maiden World Cup. He also helped Nigeria to win the 2013 AFCON title.

By doing so, he had succeeded Mahmoud who had set the record.  Keshi helped Nigeria in her World Cup journey in 2014 to a great extent.

2. Mahmoud El-Gohary

Mahmoud was once a player who did well in Egypt. He won various titles in his football career journey. He coached Egypt and made it to win the AFCON title in 1998.

As a former player, he managed to help Egypt qualify to participate in 1990 World Cup. He also helped Jordan to qualify for the first Asian cup back in 2004. He is currently the coach to Al-Ahly and Zamalek

3. Rabah Saâdane

He is an Algerian manager. He has ever coached Algeria’s youth and senior teams. He brought Algeria to international stage by helping Under twenty to play their maiden world cup in the year 1979.

He further made Algeria to qualify for 1982, 1986 and 2010 World cup editions. He led the Algerian team to beat West Germany 2-1

4. Jomo Sono

Sono is a south African team manager. He had been appointed as an interim manager but left a legacy back in 2002 World Cup where South Africa almost went past group stage.

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In 1998, Sono played a major role in helping South Africa in the AFCON journey. He also helped home clubs in south Africa to achieve commendable milestones

5. Abdelmajid Chetali

Abdelmajid is a Tunisian manager. He helped Tunisia to play in the 1978 World Cup and the maiden cup. He led his team to beat Mexico 3-1 and drew west Germany 0-0 thus registering Africa’s history. He helped Angola claim 2 points in World Cup

6. Oliveira Gonçalves

Gonçalves is an Angolan team manager. He brought Angola to maiden in 2006 World Cup. This was a record fr Angola to achieve as the first Sousaphone-speaking African nation to do so. As a team manager, his effect was felt as having modeled skillful talents.

7. Rhulani Mokwena

He is a South African-born coach who obtained his Diploma in sports science. Rhulani is the talk of town in South Africa. He is the current coach of Orlando Pirates. He fully took the team over when the main coach Milutin Sredojevic resigned.

Rhulani is has served in many clubs before; he used to serve as an assistant coach to Pitso of Mamelodi Sundowns before joining Orlando Pirates. Of recent, the team is doing well and on the upward trend. His efforts of commitment and hard work in the team are being felt and soon the team will be on the world map