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Football: Tunisia coach resigns after African Nations Cup flop

Published on Feb 8, 2013 6:15 PM
 
Tunisia's Coach Sami Trabelsi during a press conference at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg on Jan 21, 2013. Tunisia have accepted the resignation of Trabelsi following their failure to get past the first round at the African Nations Cup in South Africa, a federation statement said. -- PHOTO: AFP

TUNIS, Tunisia (REUTERS) - 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.

The federation 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 coming days, after they had been interviewed.

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

 
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