Rohr for Gabon

LIBREVILLE - German-born manager Gernot Rohr has been appointed the new coach of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) co-hosts Gabon, the country's football federation has said.

LIBREVILLE - German-born manager Gernot Rohr has been appointed the new coach of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) co-hosts Gabon, the country's football federation has said.

Rohr, 56, replaces Alain Giresse, whose contract was not renewed after Gabon were eliminated in the first round of this year's Afcon finals in Angola.

Former Girondins Bordeaux coach Rohr, who was sacked by Ligue 2 side Nantes in December after a short spell in charge, signed a two-year deal with Gabon at the weekend.

Gabon will co-host the 2012 Afcon finals with Equatorial Guinea. - Reuters

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