Following Tunisia’s unexpected early elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday due to their pool’s bottom result in the Ivory Coast, coach Jalel Kadri has resigned.
After their 0-0 tie with South Africa, which secured their elimination, Kadri, who captained the team during the World Cup in Qatar where they defeated France, made the announcement during a post-match television interview.
“My mission at the head of the Tunisian national team is now over,” he said after Tunisia finished bottom of their pool with two points from three games following a stunning opening loss to Namibia and a draw with Mali.
In a shocking Cup of Nations, Kadri is the sixth coach to go; the other three were Jean-Louis Gasset of hosts Ivory Coast, Adel Amrouche of Tanzania, Chris Hughton of Ghana, and Djamel Belmadi of Algeria.
Tom Saintfiet of Gambia resigned following his team’s elimination from the group stage.