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Egypt head coach Hector Cuper wins CAF Coach of the Year award

manager Hector Cuper has won the 2017 Coach of the Year award after beating off competition from Gernot Rohr and Hussein Amoutta.

Cuper was awarded the prestigious accolade during the annual CAF Awards event held in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday.

The Argentine manager was up against German manager Gernot Rohr, who guided Nigeria to the World Cup, and Wydad Casablanca’s Hussein Amoutta who helped the Moroccan side win the 2017 CAF Champions League title after beating Al Ahly in the final.

The 62-year-old coach guided Egypt to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Under his leadership, the Pharaohs also reached the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in January after failing to qualify for the last three editions and lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the final.

Egypt manager Hassan Shehata previously won this award in 2008 after leading the Pharaohs to the Africa Cup of Nations title and Al Ahly legendary manager Manuel Jose earned it in 2006.

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