Rwanda’s football head coach, Antoine Hey, resigns

Rwanda football head coach, German Antoine Hey resigned his appointment, two days after the national team for local players was eliminated from the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Morocco.

The 46-year-old Hey, who is still in Morocco after refusing to return to Rwanda with the whole team, dismissed the idea that this week’s poor performance of the national team led to his decision.

In a letter addressed to the Rwanda Football Federation, Hey, whose contract expires at the end of March this year, said that time was right for him to move on to a new challenge.

Hey was appointed in March 2017 as head Coach of the Rwanda National team, also known as “Amavubi” (Wasps), to replace Northern Irishman Jonny McKinstry, who was sacked for poor performance in August 2016.

Meanwhile, independent sources indicate that the German coach is currently involved in negotiations to join the Syrian national team.

The German coach has over a decade of experience in African football, having managed the national teams of Lesotho, The Gambia, Liberia and Kenya.

During his playing career, he played for the likes of SC Fortuna Koln, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Schalke, while he also spent time in England with Birmingham City and Bristol City.