On The Whistle Podcast


Tom Saintfiet - AFCON 2021 Best Tournament of My Career

Ep. 114

In part two of our conversation with Gambian coach Tom Saintfiet we hear about the challenges of AFCON 2021, both on the pitch and off it. He gives us an insight into his process and how he manages a database of over 150 Gambian players around the world, and lifts the lid on the reports of players and staff not being paid bonuses.

Host: Alasdair Howorth

Guest: Tom Saintfiet (Gambia national team head coach)

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Show Notes  

1:00 - Intro  

3:30 - Heading into AFCON with zero full training sessions  

10:00- Joy and struggles of AFCON

22:00 - No payments from the GFF for bonuses, but no problem

29:00 - Playing AFCON 2023 qualifiers with no fans

Duration: 34:55

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