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Paulo Duarte resigns as head of the Togo Hawks

Ouagadougou: The coach of the Togo Sparrowhawks Paulo Duarte resigned from his post on June 20, announced the Togolese Football Federation in a press release sent to the AIB.

‘The Executive Committee of the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) informs national and international opinion, as well as the public, supporters and partners, of the decision of Mr. Paulo Rebelo Duarte, coach-selector of the national team A of Togo (Eperviers), to terminate his employment contract on June 20, 2024,’ announced a press release signed by the president of the Togolese Football Federation, Colonel Kossi Akpovy.

The Togolese Football Federation says it regrets this decision by coach Duarte but ‘takes note of it and would like to express its gratitude to him for his work, his commitment and his professionalism during the years of collaboration’.

The governing body of Togolese football, which has already started work on recruiting a new coach for the Eperviers, wished ‘great success in the projects’ of the former coach of the
Stallions of Burkina Faso.

Paulo Duarte was twice at the head of the Stallions of Burkina Faso from 2008 to 2012 and from 2015 to 2017 where he obtained the bronze medal with the Burkinabè team during the 2017 CAN.

With Togo, Paulo Duarte only spent a little over two years with the Sparrowhawks without laurels. He failed to qualify for CAN Côte d’Ivoire 2023.

Source: Burkina Information Agency