Algeria Coach Leekens resigns after Nations Cup exit

Algeria Coach Leekens resigns after Nations Cup exit

The Technical Adviser of the Algerian national men’s team, George Leekens, has resigned as coach of the team after crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

Leekens took charge of the team in October 2016 after Milan Rajevac resigned following their 1-1 draw at home to Cameroon in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier.

The Belgian, who lost his first game in charge against Nigeria in Uyo in October, led Algeria to a poor showing at AFCON, where the team failed to win a game in the competition.

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Algeria earned a draw in their first group game against Zimbabwe, and lost to Tunisia in their second group game, before playing another draw against Senegal to finish with two points.

“For the good of all, I decided to quit even though I do it with heart ache, and I wish all the success in the world to the national side,” Leekens said in a statement on the Algerian FA website.

The next game for Algeria will be against Zambia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in August.

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