The football federation of Guinea-Bissau announced on Wednesday that long-serving coach Baciro Cande’s contract would not be renewed when it ends next month.
Following his team’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations finals in the Ivory Coast after they lost both of their Group A matches, the 56-year-old now adds himself to the list of coaching casualties.
After decades of being one of the continent’s whipping boys, the native-born coach became a national hero in the former Portuguese colony by organising four consecutive Cup of Nations final qualification runs.
Cande had previously served as the national team’s coach before taking over in 2016.
A number of countries have parted ways with their coach lfollowing the Cup of Nations competition in Ivory Coast:
Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi, Egypt’s Rui Vitoria, Guinea’s Tom Saintfiet, Ghana’s Chris Hughton, Ivory Coast’s Jean-Louis Gasset, Tanzania’s Adel Amrouche, and Tunisia’s Jalel Kadri.