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Tunisia coach Kebaier sacked after Cup of Nations exit

Tunisia head coach Mondher Kebaier was sacked on Sunday, the day after his side's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final exit to Burkina Faso.

Tunisia head coach Mondher Kebaier was sacked on Sunday, the day after his side’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final exit to Burkina Faso.

Kebaier, 51, who had been in charge since August 2019, will be replaced by his 50-year-old deputy coach Jalel Kadri, the Tunisia Football Federation confirmed.

Tunisia, the 2004 African Cup of Nations champions, lost 1-0 to 10-man Burkina Faso on Saturday in Cameroon.

(From left back row) Tunisia’s players, defender Oussama Haddadi, defender Dylan Bronn, defender Bilel Ifa, midfielder Ellyes Skhiri, midfielder Aissa Laidouni goalkeeper Bechir Ben Said and (from left front row) defender Mohamed Drager, midfielder Anis Ben Slimane, forward Seifeddine Jaziri, forward Wahbi Khazri and forward Youssef Msakni pose before the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 quarter final football match between Burklina Faso and Tunisia at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 29, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP)


Tunisia’s head coach Mondher Kbaier stands on the sideline during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 quarter final football match between Burklina Faso and Tunisia at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 29, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP)