Maurice Cooreman

Maurice Cooreman (born 1943) is a Belgian football manager who has coached primarily in Africa.

Maurice Cooreman
Personal information
Date of birth 1943 (age 7576)
Place of birth Belgium
Teams managed
Bendel Insurance
Lobi Stars
Gabros International
2005 NPA
2006 Ocean Boys
2006–2008 Enyimba
2008–2009 Asante Kotoko
2009–2012 Kaduna United F.C.
2012 Warri Wolves
2012–2014 Gombe United
2015 Ikorodu United F.C.
2016 Akwa United F.C.
2017 Ikorodu United F.C.

Coaching career

Cooreman led Ocean Boys to the title in 2006, but was sacked in September 2006 and then rehired two weeks later.[1][2] He managed Enyimba from October 2006 to November 2008,[3] and received a five match ban in April 2008 after attacking a referee.[4] He was appointed manager of Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko in November 2008,[5] but was sacked in February 2009.[6]

Cooreman has also managed NPA, Bendel Insurance, Lobi Stars and Gabros International. He was hired in August 2009 to coach Kaduna United FC.[7]

On 30 August 2010, Cooreman, who led Kaduna United to a historic Federation Cup glory for the first time for the state, decided to extend his stay with the team for another year.[8]

On 20 February 2012, Cooreman was named as the new head coach of Warri Wolves.[9] He signed a one-year contract with Gombe United in October 2012.[10] He resigned for health in 2014.[11] He was hired in March 2015 as coach of second-division Ikorodu United.[12] After helping Ikorodu win promotion, he signed for Akwa United ahead of the 2016 season for a chance to coach again in continental football.[13] He returned to Ikorodu in January 2017 after being booted from Akwa.[14]

Personal life

He has three children, including sons Davy and Steve who are professional footballers in Belgium. He is married to a Nigerian woman.[15]


  1. "Nigeria champions sack coach". BBC. 21 September 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  2. Oluwashina Okeleji (4 October 2006). "Ocean Boys in Cooreman U-turn". BBC. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  3. "Enyimba appoint Cooreman". BBC. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  4. "Cooreman season over after ban". BBC. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.
  5. Oluwashina Okeleji (11 November 2008). "Cooreman swaps Enyimba for Kotoko". BBC. Retrieved 11 November 2008.
  6. "Kotoko fire coach Cooreman". BBC. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Cooreman Returns, Joins Kaduna Utd (Complete Sports Nigeria)
  8. "Cooreman takes over Warri Wolves". Sun News Online. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  9. Gombe snag Cooreman
  13. Cooreman returns to Ikorodu
  14. "Maurice Cooreman goes sexy". 17 June 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2008.

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