François Zahoui

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François Zahoui
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-08-21) August 21, 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Treichville, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Niger (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Ascoli Calcio 11 (0)
1983–1987 AS Nancy 112 (8)
1987–1992 SC Toulon 109 (5)
1992–1993 JGA Nevers
National team
Côte d'Ivoire ? (?)
Teams managed
? Côte d'Ivoire U-17
1999–2001 SC Toulon
2005 Africa Sports National
? FC Seynois
2010–2012 Côte d'Ivoire
2012–2015 Côte d'Ivoire U-20
2015– Niger
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

François Zahoui (born 21 August 1962 in Treichville) is a former footballer from Côte d'Ivoire, currently serving as the coach of the Niger national team.

In 2010, he was chosen to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as head coach of the full Côte d'Ivoire national football team.[1] As manager, Zahoui led Côte d'Ivoire to the Final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, where they lost to Zambia in a penalty shoot-out. After the tournament, he was replaced as head coach by former French international player Sabri Lamouchi. In 2015, he was appointed as the head coach of Niger.


  1. ^ "Cote D'Ivoire Appoint Francois Zahoui As New Coach - Report". 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2012-09-14.