EEPCo FC names Yordan Stoikov of Bulgaria as Head Coach

Addis Ababa – EEPCo, the second oldest soccer team in Ethiopia, announced at a press conference here that it has hired Yordan Ivanov Stoikov of Bulgaria as the club’s head coach on a two-year contract. 

 The 59-year-old Stoikov, who played for Lokomotiv Sofia and the national youth and senior teams, had coaching spells in Bulgaria, Libya and Zanzibar. 

Stoikov thus becomes the third foreign coach in the country after Ethiopian Premier League champions St. George hired Giuseppe Dossena of Italy and Dedebit FC, the runner-up and surprising team of the 2009/10 season, brought Mehmet Tayfun of Turkey. 

The Bulgarian coach is said to receive a $5,000/month salary, which will be covered by Salini Construction, the giant Italian construction firm currently working on the multi-billion dollars Gilgil Gibe dam projects. 

EEPCo FC said that Stoikov was selected after it received and reviewed CVs from other coaches in Brazil, Turkey, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.

SPORT BIOGRAPHY  OF YORDAN IVANOV STOIKOV
SOCCER COACH

Date of birth:                    6 November 1951
Heught:                             187 cm
Weight:                             86 kg

CARREER AS A SOCCER PLAYER

From 1970 to 1983           Professional soccer player at Soccer Club
                                                   “Lokomotiv”-Sofia,with 336 official games

Participation at national teams
                                                    Junior national team:   27 games
                                                     National”A” team        9   games

                                                     Champion of Bulgaria – 1978
                                                     Bulgarian Cup winner - 1982
                                                     Participant in the European club tournaments

CAREER AS A SOCCER COACH
Licensed Soccer Coach
1979                                   Graduated from the National Sports Academy.
1983 – 1985                     Assistant coach of soccer club LOKOMOTIV – Sofia
1985 -  1986                     Chief coach of SC BALKAN – Botevgrad
1986 -  1991                     Chief coach of the Bulgarien Junior National Team U-
1991 -  1992                     Chief coach of SK ETIHAD – Tripoli – Libya
1992 -  1993                     Chief coach of SK PIRIN – G.Delchev – Bulgaria
1993 -  1995                     Chief coach of SK MALINDI – Tanzania 
                                               Tanzanian Cup and Super Cup winner 
                                               Seventh place at the African Club Tournaments
1995 -  1996                     Chief coach of SK SHOUMEN – Bulgaria
 1996 -  1997                    Chief coach of SK SHENHUA – China
1997 -  1998                     Chief coach of SK KREMIKOVZI – Sofia

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