Djamel Belmadi, the coach of Algeria, resigns from his position following their elimination from the AFCON tournament, marked by a surprising defeat to the underdog team Mauritania.


Djamel Belmadi, the head coach of Algeria, has resigned from his position following the team’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Tuesday. Although there has been no official announcement from Belmadi or the Algerian football federation, Algerie Presse Service, a state-run news agency, reported on Wednesday that Belmadi disclosed his decision in the changing room after Algeria’s 1-0 loss to Mauritania in Bouake. During the post-match press conference, when questioned about his future, Belmadi responded, ‘When we return to the country, I will tell you.’

Algeria was set to depart Bouake later on Wednesday. Belmadi’s departure marks the third coaching change at the tournament in Ivory Coast, following the resignation of Gambia’s Tom Saintfiet and Ghana’s announcement of Chris Hughton’s dismissal.

In a similar vein, Ivory Coast parted ways with Jean-Louis Gasset after being eliminated with a 4-0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea

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