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Kasperaczak resigns as Senegal coach

Latest update : 2008-01-28

Senegal coach Henri Kasperczak confirmed here Monday his resignation 24 hours after his side's crushing 3-1 loss to Angola at the African Nations Cup.

Senegal coach Henri Kasperczak confirmed here Monday his resignation 24 hours after his side's crushing 3-1 loss to Angola at the African Nations Cup.

Assistant coach Lamine Ndiaye will step in for the Pole as caretaker boss for Senegal's remaining Group D tie against South Africa in Tamale on Thursday.

Kasperczak told a press conference that he hoped his resignation might serve to change the side's fortunes.

"After the defeat to Angola yesterday I presented my resignation to the president of the (Senegalese football) federation," he said.

"It was accepted, so I am now no longer the national coach."

Kasperczak quits as Senegal face an early exit from Ghana, Sunday's defeat leaving them with a must-win game against South Africa and needing the result of the game between Angola and tunisia to go there way.

"I take full responsibility for the level of our results. I'm disappointed for the Senegalese supporters," the 61-year-old added.

"The disappointment is enormous, even if there's still a small chance of qualifying.

"I resigned in order to trigger something in the team, perhaps it will be the key for the rest of the competition."

"We're in a delicate situation, even if there's still a chance.

"My aim was to go the final. So we can consider it as a defeat. I don't handle defeat well, I've always been a winner. After yesterday's loss I thought about it and I said to myself perhaps it was down to me, to my handling of the squad.

"And I thought it was necessary to free the players."

Kasperczak, a veteran African campaigner who played at the 1974 World Cup in the then West Germany, was named Senegal coach in May 2006 after previous stints with Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Mali.

Sunday's defeat which left Senegal, second and third in the previous three Nations Cups, on one point was greeted with disappointment and scepticism by the Senegelese press.

"It's the African Cup of damnation" was the headline in the Cocorico newspaper.

Date created : 2008-01-28

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