Accused of beating a black player coach led the national team of Armenia

Accused of beating a black player coach led the national team of Armenia

The contract with Abraham Khashmanyan runs until November 30, 2020


Photo: press service of the football Federation of Armenia

New head coach appointed Armenia Abraham khashmanyan, reported on the official site of the national football Federation (FFA). The contract with the 51-year-old expert is calculated till 30 Nov 2020.

The team’s head coach Khashmanyan was replaced by Armen Gyulbudagyants, who left his post in mid-October.

«I gave the preference to one of the most experienced American trainers. I wish him success. For 2019, the Armenian team celebrated a few impressive victories. I hope that under the leadership of the new coach of our national team will once again delight fans,» said FFA President Arthur Venezian.

The last club of Khashmanyan was Yerevan «Alashkert», which he in 2016 won the championship of Armenia. He also headed «Gandzasar», «Ararat» youth and Junior national teams.

In March 2019 the South African striker «Ararat» Mpumelelo Ladyboy Zwane accused Hasmonean, who coached the team, in the beating and racist insults. In an interview ArmFootball.com 22-year-old has declared that has addressed with the complaint in the FFA.


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Later «Ararat» was sent to the Armenian Federation the letter with a refutation of words of Zwane. It was signed by the players and coaches.

Two rounds before the end of the qualifying tournament Euro 2020 national team of Armenia retains a theoretical chance to take second place in the group and reach the final stage of the tournament. With ten points the team is third in group J. From the second-ranked Finland, it lags behind on five points.

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