Paulo Duarte has been been handed his second term as head coach for the Burkina Faso National football team — barely three years after leaving the job.

The 46 year old Portuguese tactician reached an agreement with the Burkina Faso football federation on Monday. He served as Burkina Faso head coach between between 2007 and 2012 , before coaching Gabon in 2013.

Before his recent appointment, Duarte had been with Tunisian team Club Sportif Sfaxien — home to Uganda Cranes player, Yunus Junior Sentamu. He first coached his former club, UD Leiria F.C, before managing the Willows, Maritime F.C and again Uniao Leiria F.C in the Portuguese top flight league

The first African assignment was with Burkina Faso. His immediate task is to take charge of the team in the AFCON 2017 group D qualifiers.

Uganda is currently leading the group with 6 points out of two games. The two sides will face each other in March 2016 in two back to back affairs.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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