On The Whistle Podcast


Globetrotting Tom Saintfiet on his coaching career

Ep. 113

In this pod we hear from the head coach of The Scorpions of Gambia, Tom Saintfiet. We talk his journey into coaching, becoming the youngest head coach in the Belgian league pyramid, his experience of coaching around the world, and what happened in Cameroon. He gives us insight into what it takes to be successful as a coach in Africa and some of the unique challenges that he has faced while leading The Scorpions in the first part of this this two part interview.

Host: Alasdair Howorth

Guest: Tom Saintfiet (Gambia national team head coach)

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Show Notes  

1:00 - Intro  

6:00 - Sending a fax application to Zimbabwe at 26  

11:30- Why he has always preferred coaching internationally 

16:00 - What makes African football distinct from everywhere else

Duration: 24:02

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