Afcon 2017: Algeria Coach Resigns After Dismal Performance

George Leekens

Algeria head Coach George Leekens has tendered his resignation following his team’s elimination from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations going on in Gabon.

The Desert Warriors were eliminated from the continental showpiece on Wednesday after a dissapointing 2-2 draw with a largely reserve Senegal team.

“Given the pressure exerted on the federation and the national team, nurse I preferred to terminate my contract by friendship to the president of the FAF who deserves respect, about it ” part of Leekens statement on the FAs page reads.

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He added; “for the good of all, price I prefer to leave even if I do it with a pinch to the heart while wishing all the success of the world to the national team.”

Algeria were placed in pool B alongside Senegal, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The Fennecs registered no single victory despite Islam Slimani and Mahrez topping the score charts with two goals each.

They picked two draws against Zimbabwe and Senegal but lost to Tunisia on match day two.

Leekens is the third coach to leave the Greens in a space of one year after his predecessors  Milovan Rajevac and Christian Gourcuff in April and October last year.


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