The continent of Africa will be represented in numerous ways at the 2022 FIFA World Cup that will be held between November and December in Qatar later this year.
Of course, there will be a handful of nations from the region that will be playing and participating in the global football competition, with many of those countries hoping to be able to go as far as they can and perhaps create some history.
Indeed, that would perhaps be an incredible feat for many who follow Betway’s betting markets and odds that will be made available for the tournament. However, in order for the teams to have a chance, the managers of the teams participating will need to be at their very best as well as the squad of players.
Speaking of managers, there is a number from the continent that will also be involved on the sidelines in Qatar later this year. But, who are they and what are their chances of guiding the nation that they lead to glory this winter?
Let’s take a look at the African coaches that will be leading their team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and suggest what their chances of success could be like, given we now know how the Group Stage of the competition looks:
Aliou Cisse – Senegal (Group A)
Perhaps the African manager to have the best chance of doing the best in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Aliou Cisse will lead Senegal at the Finals in Qatar this year with his team placed in Group A. They will go up against hosts Qatar, Ecuador, and The Netherlands for a place in the next phase of the competition.
Many who use soccer Betway and wish to back an African country to do well in the tournament might want to look at The Lions of Teranga side as the best team positioned to progress compared to other teams from the continent.
Jalel Kadri – Tunisia (Group D)
Tunisia is another nation in the 2022 FIFA World Cup that will be participating with an African coach, with Jalel Kadri taking charge of the team for the upcoming competition. Not too much is really known about the head coach of this side globally, although he has already made an immediate impression as he did get them to the Finals via the qualification stage as the interim coach before being handed the reins permanently.
Group D, though, is a tough proposition, with Tunisia being required to go up against current FIFA World Cup champions France, Denmark, and the winner between U.A.E., Australia, and Peru.
Rigobert Song – Cameroon (Group G)
For many, Rigobert Song has done an exceptional job at Cameroon and one that has been rewarded with their place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Many were delighted that The Indomitable Lions had managed to qualify after missing the 2018 edition of the competition and defeating Algeria in the playoff round in March.
They have been handed a place in Group G, although they have been handed a tough test and one that they will need to be at their very best if they are to progress further. Indeed, those that use Betway might want to avoid the game against Brazil, whilst European opponents Serbia and Switzerland might just be as tough, too!
What about the other African countries in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
You may have noticed that we have only included a couple of African nations, as those not mentioned either do not have a coach in place yet, or they do not have an African leading them in the finals.
Ghana remains the only side from the continent without a manager currently, whilst Morocco is managed by Bosnian Vahid Halilhodžić.
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