Butler shortlisted for Rwanda job

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Butler shortlisted for Rwanda job

Botswana coach Peter Butler has been named as one of the eight final candidates to take over as coach of Rwanda, media reports said on Saturday. Butler has been in charge of the Zebras since 2014 but is at the end of his contract, although reportedly in discussions with the Botswana Football Association over a new deal. The list of eight potential candidates was cut from an initial 52. The other seven are the Germans Antoine Hey and Winfried Schäfer; the Belgian pair of Paul Put and Georges Leekens; Portuguese Rui Aguas, the Swiss Raoul Savoy and former Nigeria international and coach Samson Siasia. Schafer was coach when Cameroon won the African Nations Cup in 2002 and was last working as the national team coach of Jamaica. Leekens resigned as coach of Algeria after a disastrous Nations Cup tournament in Gabon last month. The Rwanda federation, Ferwafa, plans to meet with all eight before making a decision. Rwanda fired their last coach John McKinstry in August.