Ivory Coast Sack Coach Kamara Ahead Of 2021 AFCON Qualifier Clash Against Madagascar
Ivory Coast has parted ways with head coach Ibrahim Kamara on mutual consent this as confirmed by the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF).
Kamara has been in charge of the Elephants since 2018 after being in charge of the Elephants’ various youth and home-based national teams. He led the national team to the 2019 African Cup of Nations where they were knocked out in the quarter-finals against Algeria.
A statement by FIFA noted: “The Ivorian Football Federation thanks the national coach for his contribution to the national teams and wishes him good luck for the rest of his career.
Kamara’s ouster is said to have been triggered by their unconvincing start to the 2021 AFCON Qualification campaign where they have won one and lost one in their two games in Group K.
The African giants will now be looking for their fifth head coach since 2014, with Herve Renard, Michel Dussuyer, Marc Wilmots and Kamara all undertaking the role in that period.
The new coach first task will be in March where they have a double-header against Madagascar.