Previous
Toulouse
Lens
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Werder Bremen
FC Cologne
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Aberdeen
Motherwell
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Fulham
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Levante
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Sydney FC
0
2
LIVE 73'
Game Details
Next

50-50 Challenge: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

El Clasico 13 hours ago
Read

Lamela wonder-goal, Kane's keeper clanger

Blog - The Toe Poke 12 hours ago
Read

Cobos: Neymar stronger in 2014-15

Barcelona 17 hours ago
Read

50-50 Challenge: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

El Clasico 13 hours ago
Read

Cobos: Neymar stronger in 2014-15

Barcelona 17 hours ago
Read
By ESPN Staff
Jan 28, 2010

Mali coach Keshi exits after Nations Cup failure

Mali's Stephen Keshi has become the first coaching victim of the African Nations Cup after the country's football federation decided not to renew his contract.

"The federation acknowledges the end of the technical staff's contracts," it said in a statement on Thursday. Nigerian Keshi's contract runs out at the end of the month.

Mali finished third in Group A level on points with Algeria behind hosts Angola but were denied a quarter-final place because of their head-to-head record with the Algerians.

They were also eliminated early last year in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, despite being considered credible favourites to qualify for the tournament in South Africa.

Keshi had been in the post for two years. The former Nigeria World Cup captain had previously coached Togo.

He had predicted his departure after leaving for Angola, telling reporters conditions around the national team would have to change if he was to continue.

Mali striker Frederic Kanoute said last week he was also considering ending his international career and Mali's federation said the search for a new coach would begin immediately.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.