Mozambique dismisses coach

2010-01-21 10:16

Mozambique has dismissed coach Mart Nooij after the team failed to

reach the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.

Fezal Sidat, chairperson of Mozambique’s football federation, told

the Associated Press by telephone from Angola that the Dutch coach’s contract

will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the month.

“There is no point to renew with Mart Nooij, who could not fulfill

his goal of taking the team to the final,” Sidat said.

Earlier yesterday, Nigeria beat Mozambique 3-0 in their final

Group C game. Mozambique got one point from its three group games.

Nooij oversaw Mozambique’s first qualification for the event since

1986.


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