Stewart Hall (football coach)
|Full name||John Stewart Hall|
|Date of birth||14 March 1959|
|Place of birth||United Kingdom|
|Saif Sporting Club (Technical Director)|
|2009||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|2018||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 . in 2010 he was appointed as head coach to the Zanzibar national football team, 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.
He swiftly signed a contract with Tusker Premier League club Sofapaka as their head coach on 12 September 2012, but resigned and returned to Azam after just seven weeks at the helm of Sofapaka. 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. 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).
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. 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.
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- [[Tanzanian Premier http://www.supersport.com/football/tanzania/news/120801/Azam_part_ways_with_Hall
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- Odindo Ayieko (30 October 2012). "Sofapaka coach heading back to Azam". Daily Nation. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
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- "41 nibo basabye gutoza ikipe y'igihugu, Amavubi (UPDATED)". ferwafa.rw. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
- "Azam overhaul technical bench". in2eastafrica.net. 30 May 2015.
- "Stewart Hall appointed Leopards coach". soka25east.com. Soka 25 East. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "AFC LEOPARDS NAME ROMANIAN COACH TO REPLACE STEWART HALL". goal.com. Goal.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.