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Rwanda coach Constantine going nowhere

Published On 27/01/2014 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Best of the Rest, International, Latest News, Made in Africa, Top Stories

Rwanda national team boss Stephen Constantine has refuted rumours that he is about to return to take over the India job.

According to recent reports, All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) believe he can still offer a lot to their national side.

To show that they still want a piece of his tactics, the AIFF technical recently shortlisted the current Rwanda boss Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert to replace the void left by Dutchman Wim Koevermans.

But the former Malawi, Sudan and Cyprus boss Constantine has no interest in returning to Asia for now.

“I was head coach in India for three years. It is great that I am on their shortlist and anybody else’s shortlist, so it means that I am doing a very good job here in Rwanda. I do not have offers. I do not have anything to think about,” the Englishman told the News Times Rwanda.

Constantine, who holds a UEFA Pro License, joined the Amavubi Stars in May on a two-year contract but had his side disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers for fielding the ineligible player Daddy Birori in the second round tie against Congo.

However, his reign has seen Rwanda move up to their highest position ever (68th) in the latest Fifa rankings.

by Darren Allan

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