Neveu named new Togo coach

December 30, 2006

LOME, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Patrice Neveu has been named as the new coach of Togo, just two months after being sacked by Guinea, the Togo Football Federation has confirmed.

The 52-year-old took Guinea to the African Nations Cup quarter-finals in Egypt in February, but was dismissed after the west Africans picked up a single point from two matches in their first two qualifiers for the 2008 Nations Cup finals.

Neveu replaces Otto Pfister and caretaker Kodjovi Mawuena as coach of Togo, surprise qualifiers for the World Cup finals in Germany in June.

Neveu started his coaching career with French semi professional clubs Angoulme and La Rochelle before moving to Africa and China.

He has worked in Morocco at AS Sale, Niger's national team and CO Medina in Tunisia and in China worked at Dalian Shide and Zhuhai.

His first match in charge of Togo will be a Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone in March.