Former coach of Simba SC Didier Gomes Da Rosa will lead Mauritania during the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021.
The Mauritanian Football Federation (FFRIM) announced on Wednesday that Gomes Da Rosa is their new national team coach.
He takes over from fellow Frenchman Corentins Martins who was sacked last month following Mauritania’s poor show in FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
The Mauritania national team will be based in the town of Limbe during the AFCON 2021 in Group F alongside Tunisia, Mali and Gambia.
“I am very glad that I have been given a chance to coach the Mauritania national team. With hard work we shall be able to get good results,” added the new coach who takes charge of a national team for the first time.
Didier Gomes Da Rosa guided Simba SC to a triple in the 2020/2021 season and reached the quarter final stage of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League.
The 52-year old coach however parted ways with the top Tanzanian Premier League side after they failed to qualify for the group stage of the 2021/2022 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League.
Simba SC stopped the Botswana side Jwaneng Galaxy FC 2-0 away, but shockingly lost 3-1 in the return leg at home in Dar es Salaam.
Didier Gomes Da Rosa has formerly handled Rwanda’s Rayon Sport, Horoya AC (Guinea), Coton Sport (Cameroon) and Al Merreikh (Sudan) among others in Africa.