Tunisia part ways with head coach Mondher Kebaier

Tunisia have sacked coach Mondher Kebaier following their quarter-final exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Carthage Eagles were beaten 1-0 on Saturday by a Burkina Faso side who are 30 places below the North Africans in the world rankings.

The 51-year-old tactician had been in charge of Tunisia since August 2019.

His assistant Jalel Kadri will replace him as coach, with Kadri set to take charge of the side for the two-legged play-off against Mali in March for a place at the 2022 World Cup.

Kadri took Kebaier’s place on the bench for Tunisia’s win over Nigeria in the last 16 when Kebaier was in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.

His departure comes just weeks before Tunisia faces Mali in the final round of World Cup qualifiers in March.

Some football federations in the continent have taken swift action against management following a disappointing showing by their respective national sides in Cameroon.

Last week, Ghana fired coach Milovan Rajevac after the Black Stars failed to make it out of the group stage, adding that they hoped to have a new coach in place by the time they face Nigeria in their World Cup playoff qualifier.

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