Claude Le Roy
French expert on African football, Claude Le Roy, has been confirmed to attend the Soccerex Seminar Lagos, slated for between September 27 and 28.
Le Roy will take part in an exclusive one-on-one session discussing his past coaching roles and what the future holds for African football.
The French tactician has a vast amount of experience in African football having coached Cameroon on two separate occasions, Senegal, Ghana and DR Congo.
Whilst managing Cameroon, he achieved his greatest success by guiding ‘The Indomitable Lions’ to runners-up in the 1986 African Cup of Nations before winning the tournament in 1988.
He took over Ghana in 2006 and led the ‘Black Stars’ to 14th in the FIFA World Rankings, their highest ever position.
Away from African football management, Le Roy has held senior positions in top European clubs including football adviser at AC Milan in 1996 and Director of Football at Paris Saint-Germain 1997-98.
Speaking about his trip to Soccerex Lagos, LeRoy said: “African football has been extremely pivotal in my life. My career has taken me all over Africa and shown me the passion that African fans have for the game. I am looking forward to attending the Soccerex Seminar Lagos and speaking on the successes and challenges I faced.”
Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie said on LeRoy’s coming to Lagos: “We are thrilled that Claude will be attending the Soccerex Seminar Lagos, his involvement and success within African football management is second to none. He will be able to provide an incisive and detailed view on African football during his exclusive one to one session, which will be a huge attraction at the Seminar and provide a learning curve for future managers.”