The Federation of Rwandan Football Associations (FERWAFA) has appointed former AFC Leopards coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh as the new national team technical director on a two-year deal.
The 45-year-old Dutchman was selected from a shortlist that included Giovanni Scanu of Italy, Frenchman Sebastien Desabre (France) and Michael Weiss of Germany. He will be assisted by Amavubi assistant coach Jimmy Mulisa.
FERWAFA president Vincent Nzamwita confirmed the acquisition to Rwandan media and noted that De Jongh will be touching down in the course of the week to put pen to paper.
“We have discussed the development of Rwandan football because he is someone who knows African football. Pieter is bright, intelligent and is highly motivated and very detailed in his approach. We are sure that we made the right decision,” Nzamwita told Rwandan daily, The New Times.
As Technical Director, De Jongh will be expected to deliver and manage youth development programmes; develop and implement player analysis tools to enhance performance and support development. Others tasks include organizing, planning, managing and delivering multiple projects to meet key performance indicators.