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Equatorial Guinea reward coach with new contract


Equatorial Guinea have rewarded coach Gilson Paulo for taking them to the African Nations Cup quarter-finals by giving him a new one-year contract.

The 62-year-old Brazilian, initially hired by the co-hosts for two months on a caretaker basis after Frenchman Henri Michel quit at the start of the month, has surpassed expectations with wins over Libya and Senegal.

The government’s official website ( confirmed the contract extension on Saturday and also took the unusual move of publishing his salary, which is $15,000 a month.

Equatorial Guinea, ranked 151st in the world and making their debut at the tournament, face Zambia in their final Group A match on Sunday, having already made sure of their place in the last eight.

They face Cape Verde, Tunisia and Sierra Leone in their third-round World Cup qualifying group starting in June, although only the first two fixtures will be played during the next year.

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