Late changes to Madagascar squad

Madagascar have made a late change to their technical team and squad ahead of the COSAFA Castle Cup in Namibia from June 11-25.

The islanders, who finished third in South Africa last year, have replaced coach Franck Rajaonarisamba with Frenchman Auguste Raux, who returns for a third spell in charge having previously led the side for two matches in 2003, and between 2012 and 2015.

Raux will lead the Malagasy at the COSAFA Castle Cup that starts on Saturday where they face Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Seychelles in their opening round pool.

Meanwhile, Zenith Fenolahy and Fabrice Rakotondraibe have both dropped out of the squad through injury and will be replaced by Elefoni and Manda Ratsimbazafy respectively.

Madagascar open their COSAFA Castle Cup campaign against Seychelles at the Sam Najumo Stadium on Saturday.