Soccer-Video game puts coach on road to World Cup glory (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson WINDHOEK, June 11 (Reuters) – A coach whose enthusiasm for the trade was forged by the ‘Football Manager’ video game will be thrown into the deep end on Wednesday when Nambia host African champions Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier. Ricardo Mannetti, 38, won more than 60 caps for his country, played at the African Nations Cup finals and was a professional in the league in neighbouring South Africa but had no desire to coach. It was only after hours of playing the video game with his brother-in-law that his interested was fired. …

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