African champions Cote d'Ivoire chart promising future with Emerse Fae in charge


Ivorian football authorities have sets their sights on future success as the country celebrates not only a historic continental triumph but also the dawn of a promising era.

That is because the man that masterminded their continental success against all expectations, Emerse Fae, has been appointed as the permanent coach of the triumphant senior national team

Taking over on an interim basis amidst turmoil during the group stage of the recent TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Fae steered the Elephants to an unexpected success, demonstrating his leadership and tactical acumen.

The former international player’s remarkable journey with the Elephants has reached a new chapter as he has been named as the permanent coach following their sensational continental victory.

Fae's appointment this week marks a pivotal moment in the country's footballing history, following their triumphant campaign on home soil this month.

In response to the historic achievement, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) confirmed Fae's elevation to the permanent coaching position, heralding a new era of stability and ambition for Ivorian football.

FIF President Idriss Diallo expressed confidence in Fae's capabilities, affirming his pivotal role in the team's success.

"Emerse was until now interim coach and has just been confirmed as full coach," Diallo stated, underscoring the federation's faith in Fae's ability to lead the team forward as leading the team as the interim coach to continental title success.

Stepping into the interim role amidst adversity during the tournament's group stage, Fae orchestrated a remarkable resurgence, guiding the Elephants to an unexpected triumph on home soil.

Despite initial setbacks, including a shocking 4-0 home defeat by Equatorial Guinea, Fae orchestrated a dramatic turnaround, guiding Cote d'Ivoire to their third continental title.

Overcoming formidable challenges, including that staggering defeat by Equatorial Guinea, Fae instilled belief and resilience in the Elephants, leading to a captivating turnaround in the knockout rounds.

From the nerve-wracking penalty shootouts against Senegal to a stunning comeback victory against Mali, Fae's tactical astuteness and leadership proved instrumental as they saw off DR Congo in the semis and Nigeria in the final to win their third continental title.

As Fae assumes his permanent role, the Cote d'Ivoire celebrates not only a remarkable sporting feat but also the dawn of a footballing renaissance under his stewardship.

With renewed optimism and determination, the nation looks ahead to a future filled with promise and potential on the international stage.