Florent Ibengé

Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibengé (born 4 December 1961) is a Congolese football coach and former player who manages RS Berkane.

Florent Ibengé
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Florent Ibengé in 2016[1]
Personal information
Full name Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibengé
Date of birth (1961-12-04) 4 December 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth Léopoldville, Republic of the Congo
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
RS Berkane (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Tennis Borussia Berlin
1985–1993 Excelsior Roubaix
1993–1998 US Boulogne
1998–2003 ES Wasquehal
Teams managed
2008–2010 ES Wasquehal
2010–2011 SC Douai
2012 Shanghai Shenhua
2014 Vita Club
2014–2019 DR Congo
2019–2021 Vita Club
2021– RS Berkane
Honours
Men's football
Representing  DR Congo (as manager)
Africa Cup of Nations
Bronze medal – third place 2015
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Early and personal lifeEdit

He was born in Léopoldville on 4 December 1961.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Ibengé played as a centre-back for Tennis Borussia Berlin, Excelsior Roubaix, US Boulogne and ES Wasquehal.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

He spent his early coaching career in France, managing ES Wasquehal and SC Douai.[1]

He was manager of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua from April to May 2012, and of Congolese team Vita Club from February 2014.[2]

He became manager of the DR Congo national team in August 2014, combining this role with his job at Vita Club.[3]

He led DR Congo to the 2016 African Nations Championship title in February 2016.[4]

In March 2017, he announced that he intended to step down as national team manager in 2018.[5] He resigned in August 2019.[6] After that, he returned to AS Vita Club.[7]

In July 2021 he became manager of Moroccan club RS Berkane.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Florent Ibengé". worldfootball.net.
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Florent Ibenge appointed new DR Congo coach". BBC Sport. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ "CHAN 2016: DR Congo are champions after victory over Mali". BBC Sport. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. ^ Momodou Bah (12 March 2017). "Ibenge confirms he will leave his post as DR Congo coach in 2018". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Florent Ibenge quits as DR Congo coach". BBC Sport. 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ League, 2021 03 03AfriqueSilas Wamangituka : Le Congolais aurait des courtisans en Premier; Ahly », 2021 03 03AfriqueLigue des Champions-Florent Ibengue : « Je n’ai pas peur de Al; Nafti, 2021 03 03AfriqueEspagne : Le CD Lugo se sépare de son entraîneur tunisien Mehdi; finale, 2021 03 03TennisTournoi de Doha : Ons Jabeur passe en huitièmes de (18 October 2019). "AS Vita Club : Florent Ibenge donne des nouvelles de Makusu Mundele".
  8. ^ "Florent Ibenge annoncé à la Renaissance Berkane". 5 July 2021.