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Gernot Rohr new Burkina Faso coach, beats Keshi to job

February 25, 2015

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso has chosen Gernot Rohr as its new coach following the 2013 African Cup finalist’s poor showing at this month’s tournament.

Germany’s Rohr replaced Paul Put, who was fired after Burkina Faso failed to win any of its three games in Equatorial Guinea and scored just one goal.

Rohr, the former Gabon and Niger coach, was picked ahead of Nigeria’s 2013 African Cup-winning coach Stephen Keshi and former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac, who were also candidates.

Rohr took Gabon to the quarterfinals of the 2012 African Cup, and helped Niger qualify for just its second continental championship the following year.

Terms of Rohr’s contract with Burkina Faso haven’t yet been finalized.

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