Tunisia Take Drastic Decision on Head Coach Mondher Kebaier after Carthage Eagles Crashed out of AFCON 2021

Tunisia Take Drastic Decision on Head Coach Mondher Kebaier after Carthage Eagles Crashed out of AFCON 2021

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Tunisia have terminated the contract of coach Mondher Kebaier following the exit of the North Africans in the AFCON quarter-finals
  • Tunisia were tagged as favorites to progress in the quarter-final tie against Burkina Faso but were stunned by the West Africans 1-0
  • Mondher Kebaier took charge of the Eagles of Carthage on August 2019 and has been replaced by his deputy Jalel Kadri

Tunisia have decided to part ways with head coach Mondher Kebaier after the Carthage Eagles were surprisingly knocked out of the AFCON by Burkina Faso.

Dango Aboubacar Ouattara’s goal on the stroke of half-time was all the West Africans needed to book a spot in the semi-finals at the expense of Tunisia.

Tunisia take drastic decision on head coach Mondher Kebaier after Carthage Eagles crashed out of AFCON 2021
Mondher Kebaier was appointed as Tunisia coach in 2019 and led the Carthage Eagles to the final of the Arab Cup in December 2021
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According to a report via Goal, the Tunisian FA revealed that coach Mondher Kebaier’s assistant, Jalal Al-Qadri will take temporary charge of the Carthage Eagles until a permanent manager is named.

“It was decided to end the contractual relationship with Mondher Kebaier and to appoint Jalal Al-Qadri as his successor.
“We thank Mondher Kebaier for the efforts he made during the period he spent at the helm of the national team, wishing him success in the rest of his coaching career. We also wish Jalal Al-Qadri success in his new duties.”

Mondher Kebaier took charge of the Tunisia national team in 2019 and helped them reach the Arab Cup final in Doha in December 2021.

Burkina Faso coach dedicates AFCON quarterfinal win to fans

Kamou Malo has dedicated Burkina Faso’s impressive AFCON quarter-final victory over Tunisia to the fans of the West African nation according to Daily Sabah.

The Stallions despite all odds eliminated Tunisia 1-0 to progress to the last four despite being a man down with just eight minutes to the end of the game.

"I'm very emotional. Allow me to dedicate this win to our people who are being tested by current events.
"The Burkinabe people will always stand up, just like the team. We put in the time today and we want to go all the way in this competition."

Burkina Faso who have finished as runners up and bronze medalists in two of the last three editions of the AFCON will face Cameroon in the semi-final.

Senegalese Referee Maguette Ndiaye Receives Praise and Criticism

Earlier Sports Brief reported Controversial Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye was involved in another stormy encounter at the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Ndiaye had to manage a north African grudge match between Egypt and Morocco in the third quarterfinal of the weekend, which the Pharaohs win 2-1 in dramatic version.

Sofiane Boufal opened the scoring for Morocco with a sixth minute penalty, before Mohamed Salah's equaliser in the 53rd minute and Mahmoud Trezeguet's extra time strike in the 100th minute settled matters.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..