Stewart Hall (football coach)

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Stewart Hall
Personal information
Full name John Stewart Hall
Date of birth (1959-03-14) 14 March 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth United Kingdom
Club information
Current team
Saif Sporting Club (Technical Director)
Teams managed
Years Team
2007–2008 Pune FC
2008–2009 Pune FC
2009 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2010 Zanzibar
2010–2012 Azam
2012 Sofapaka
2012–2013 Azam
2015–2016 Azam
2016–2017 Leopards
2018 Saif Sporting Club
2018–2019 Saint George

John Stewart Hall is an association football coach. He is the current Technical Director of Saif Sporting Club.


Hall was the director of the Birmingham City F.C. Academy. His duties included coaching the Barclays premier league reserve team and the clubs U18 academy team and went on to manage the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national football team. With the island boys he achieved their first win at any level for 13 months, with a 2-1 win away to Guadeloupe. He coached the world cup qualifying campaign (Canada home & away) with warm-up games v Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and Cuba. He also led the U20 team into the Concacaf qualifiers vs Guyuna , Grenada and British Virgin islands in Grenada in which they topped the group. From there Hall returned to India and achieved promotion to the Indian I league with a brand new team at Pune FC .[1][2] in 2010 he was appointed as head coach to the Zanzibar national football team,[3] Hall trained the team to compete in the CECAFA championships held in Tanzania where they qualified from the group, after beating Sudan and Rwanda and losing 0–1 to the Ivory coast . they were beaten on penalties by Uganda in the QF after drawing 2–2. Hall left the Islanders to join Azam FC in December 2010 after the ZFA lost its sponsor GSB. He led Azam to their first ever trophy winning the Mapanduzi cup and also reached the final of the friendship cup. The club also finished 2nd in the Vodacom premier league and reached the final of the East & Central African championships at there first time of entry. Following a conflict with the board of directors, Hall was sacked on the 2nd of August 2012.[4]

He swiftly signed a contract with Tusker Premier League club Sofapaka as their head coach on 12 September 2012,[5] but resigned and returned to Azam after just seven weeks at the helm of Sofapaka.[6][7][8] After allegations of player corruption , hall built a new team at AZam and left them top of the Vodacom premier league and unbeaten at the half way stage .

On 8 November 2013, Stewart Hall quit Azam.[9] to take up the position of technical director of the Symbion power/ Sunderland FC Academy in Dar Es Salaam. As part of his duties, Hall coached the Tanzanian National youth teams at U17 & U20 in the Afcon qualifiers v Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa (home & away).

Following Stephen Constantine's departure as manager of Rwanda in 2015, Hall applied for the vacant position.[10]

He returned to Azam a few weeks after the ‘ice cream makers’ side failed to defend their Vodacom Premier League (VPL) title in 2014/15 season.[11] He won the 2015 cecafa kegame cup with Azam defeating Gor marhia 2–0. The club also finished league runners-up and reached the final of the domestic cup.

In October 2016, Hall was appointed as manager of A.F.C. Leopards, on a two-year contract,[12] but was replaced by Dorian Marin in May 2017.[13]

In November 2018, Hall was appointed as manager of Saint George S.C., on a two-year contract but was sacked only 6 months later after a significant downturn in results.[14]


  1. ^ "On Stewart Hall's Departure From Pune FC". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ "British coach lands Zanzibar Heroes job", The Citizen, 1 July 2010, retrieved 2010-09-13
  3. ^ "Stewart Hall is the new Zanzibar Head Coach". 3 July 2010.
  4. ^ [[Tanzanian Premier
  5. ^ Dan Ngulu (12 September 2012). "Hall signs Sofapaka contract". Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  6. ^ Rodgers Eshitemi (30 October 2012). "Sofapaka ready to release Stewart Hall". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  7. ^ Odindo Ayieko (30 October 2012). "Sofapaka coach heading back to Azam". Daily Nation. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Englishman Hall Leaves Sofapaka After Just Six Games In Charge". 30 October 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
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  10. ^ "41 nibo basabye gutoza ikipe y'igihugu, Amavubi (UPDATED)". 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Azam overhaul technical bench". 30 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Stewart Hall appointed Leopards coach". Soka 25 East. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  13. ^ "AFC LEOPARDS NAME ROMANIAN COACH TO REPLACE STEWART HALL". 31 May 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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