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Tunisia have accepted the resignation of coach Sami Trabelsi following their failure to get past the first round at the African Nations Cup

Posted: 8 February 2013 Time: 12:49

Tunisia have accepted the resignation of coach Sami Trabelsi following their failure to get past the first round at the African Nations Cup in South Africa, a federation statement said.

It said it had accepted a request from the 45-year-old coach to prematurely end his contract.

Three possible successors have been identified and the federation said a decision would be taken in the next days after they had been interviewed.

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They are Nabil Maaloul, who led Esperance to the African Champions League title in 2011, Khaled Ben Yahia and Maher Kenzari.

Tunisia failed to get past the first round after finishing third in Group D. At last year's Nations Cup, Trabelsi had led them into the quarter-finals before Ghana knocked them out.

A former World Cup defender, Trabelsi was appointed Tunisia coach in March 2011.

He is the first coaching casualty of the Nations Cup, which this year has had an unusually light attrition rate.

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:14 pm
A self respecting man indeed. I wish there more coaches like Trabelsi who knew when their time is up instead of waiting to be fired so that they can get big payouts.
Bucsaway Trebble Champ
posted: 01:15 pm
When is that Referee resigning???
Tico MP
posted: 01:48 pm
WEN IS DANIELA BENNET (SA REFEREE) APPEARING KU DC...for his attemts to rob the congolese in mbombela?
Drumzz
posted: 03:42 pm
you see....unlike this botswana coach....o thibeletse hela waitse ene phoso ga a bone agg man...
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