succeeding Ammouta. Moroccan Jamal Salami appointed as the new coach of the Jordanian national soccer team

The Jordan Football Association (JFA) announced on Saturday the appointment of Moroccan coach Jamal Sellami as the new manager of the Jordan national football team, replacing his compatriot Hussein Ammouta, who left his position “for personal reasons”.

In a statement published on its website, the JFA said that the board of directors decided to appoint Sellami in preparation for upcoming competitions, especially the decisive round of the 2026 World Cup qualifications scheduled to begin next September. The new coach is expected to be introduced before the end of June.

Sellami’s technical staff will include Moroccan coaches Omar Najhi and Mustapha El Khalfi as assistants, along with Ahmed Mohamadina as goalkeeper coach, Jawad Sabri and Karim Mellouche as fitness coaches, and Karim El Idrissi and Marouane Lotfi as performance analysts.

Sellami, who participated in the 1998 World Cup in France with the Atlas Lions, is an experienced coach with several titles to his name, including the African Nations Championship with the Moroccan local players’ team. He has also been crowned best coach and champion of Morocco with several national clubs.

Ammouta had taken charge of the Jordan national team last July. In less than a year, he made a significant impact by leading the “Al-Nashama” to their first-ever final in the Asian Cup in Qatar. He also successfully qualified them for the next Asian Cup finals (AFC-2027) in Saudi Arabia, finishing top of their group, as well as for the third and final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, to be held in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

The Jordanians dream of qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time in their history.

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