Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet is continuing to enjoy fame even away from The Gambia where is he celebrated for qualifying the national team to the Africa nations Cup. Back in his native Belgium, Saintfiet’s success with the Gambia has been recognised as he is voted number three in the 2021/22 Belgian Coach of the Year Award. The award, also called Guy Thys prize, rewards the best Belgian football coaches for the past season after a vote by professional coaches.
“It’s teamwork but naturally a huge honour for me. Thanks to the Gambian federation, my players and my staff for the achievements we made with The Gambia which brought this 3rd place award amongst over hundred Belgian coaches,” Saintfiet told GFF Media.
Felice Mazzu (Anderlecht) finished 1st with 168 points and Philippe Clement (AS Monaco) in and Tom has 128 points. Vincent Kompany ended in 8th.