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A commission is created to designate the new Panamanian national team coach

A commission is created to designate the new Panamanian national team coach
  • FEPAFUT

The Panamanian Soccer Federation (Fepafut) and the clubs that make up the Panamanian Soccer League (LPF) created a commission that will shuffle names to choose a national coach before the elections of the federative body.

The selection committee will be joined by three representatives of the clubs, who will meet in the coming days to begin to draw up a list of possible candidates to take control of the national team in the most urgent time possible.

Pedro Adán Gordon, from Deportivo Árabe Unido, was appointed to the commission; Álvaro Vargas, of Tauro FC; and Mario Corro, of Sporting SM, according to a statement by the Federation.

The goal is to have a new coach before the FEPAFUT elections, scheduled for February 19 of next year.

In the meantime, Gary Stempel, who since the end of the contract of Colombian coach Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez, who took Panama to its first World Cup, will continue as coach elect.

Stempel could be in charge of the bench for the first friendly match of the year, on January 27 against the US in Arizona, in a call that will most likely be for players from Panama itself, since it is not a FIFA date.

However, he is expected to be no longer directing the national team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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