The Gambia has appointed a new local coach to head the country's senior national team after sacking former boss Paul Put for failing to guide the side to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, the country's ministry of Sports said in a statement Wednesday.
Peter Bonu Johnson, 48, who was once the head coach of the country's U-17 and U-20 national teams, replaces the Belgian coach, who was sacked in November of last year.
As of last Monday, "Bonu is charged with the responsibility of taking care of the senior national team for an initial period of one year, which is subject to renewal," the ministry of Sports said in a statement.
"He will be working with a competent foreign coach within an appropriate framework and a technical team to assist him in his duties," the statement added, without further details.
The foreign coach will come from a list of 21 who earlier applied for the top job, officials at the country's football body said.