Daniel Cousin: Gabon coach settles wage dispute with new contract

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Daniel Cousin is preparing Gabon’s team for the crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi later this month

Gabon coach Daniel Cousin settled his wage dispute with his country’s sport ministry after formally signing a contract to take charge of the Panthers until the end of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

Cousin had been working without a written contract since his appointment as Gabon coach in September last year, with local media reporting he had not received a salary.

The new deal gives 42-year-old Cousin security as he aims to qualify the team for the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

“February 28, 2019 marked the official signing ceremony of Daniel Cousin’s contract as coach of the Panthers of Gabon,” Gabon’s football federation (Fegafoot) said in a statement.