Petar Segrt appointed as new Afghanistan head coach

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Petar Segrt Afghanistan

have named former Georgia tactician as their new national team head coach.

The 49-year-old Croatian coach replaces Slaven Skeledzic, who departed after having a short-lived tenure in the Central Asian nation since being appointed in February this year.

His first task with the Lions of Khorasan is a 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers against Cambodia at Takhti Stadium in Tehran on November 12.

The German-born coach, who holds the UEFA Pro License, previously worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Premier League club NK Zvijezda Gradacac.

Segrt also had a managerial experience in Asian football when he plied his three years trade in Indonesia with Bali Devata and PSM Makassar from 2010 to 2013.