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Sports World News of Sunday, 2 April 2017

Source: Mzansi Football

Tunisia and coach Kaspercak to part ways

Tunisia are negotiating “an amicable divorce’ with their veteran coach Henryk Kasperczak, French and Tunisian press reports said on Sunday.

The 70-year-old former Poland international has been Tunisia’s coach since mid-2015 but a recent run of poor results has led to a lack of confidence in his ability to keep the north African country in the race for a berth at the World Cup finals in Russia next year.

Tunisia were eliminated meekly in the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals in Gabon by Burkina Faso, and lost 1-0 in two friendlies over the last weeks to Cameroon and Morocco.

The country has a 100 percent record after two matches of their World Cup qualifying group, sharing top spot with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kasperczak is in his second spell in charge of Tunisia. In 1996, he took them to the final of the Nations Cup in Johannesburg, where they lost to South Africa.