Senegal sack coach Amara Traore following poor African Cup of Nations
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Senegal have fired coach Amara Traore after their dramatic failure at the African Cup of Nations.
The departure of the former World Cup striker was announced after a meeting of the Senegal Football Federation in Dakar on Tuesday.
After a dominant display in qualifying, Senegal went into the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon as one of the favourites.
However, they suffered arguably the biggest shock in the history of the tournament when they lost to Equatorial Guinea, ranked some 100 places below them.
They were also beaten by Zambia and Libya in their matches at Bata and were the first side eliminated.
"The responsibility of the coach for these results is incontestable," the federation said in a statement afterwards.
Karim Sega and Aliou Cisse were named caretaker coaches for Senegal's friendly against South Africa in Durban on February 29.
Latest in Sport
Angel Di Maria reveals wish to return to Argentina - but don't worry Manchester United fans...
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Husain Abdullah penalised after celebrating a touchdown with a Muslim prayer - causing mass outrage among fans
Robin van Persie reveals Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to 'be more Dutch and pull on the same rope'
Manchester United risk Uefa row over plan to play lucrative midweek friendlies
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 HeForShe campaign: Iceland to follow up Emma Watson speech with UN women's rights conference – for men only
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
- 5 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand