Mourinho sacking dominates talk in Africa

Tuesday December 18 2018

A screengrab of Trendsmap showing Jose Mourinho's name and other words related to his sacking as manager of Manchester United dominating the conversation in Africa. PHOTO | BBC


The sacking of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager was dominating conversation on Twitter in Africa.

The English club Tuesday announced that the Portuguese coach would be replaced after two and a half years in charge.

"A caretaker-manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager," Manchester United said in a statement.

His name

Mourinho was the top trending topic in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.

A screengrab of Trendsmap showed that his name and other words related to the story were dominating the conversation on the continent.