Tuesday Sep 17, 2019. 15:00
Francois Zahoui has resigned as coach of Niger after four years in charge, citing personal reasons for his decision to move on.
The Ivorian national, who led the Ivory Coast to a silver medal at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals, took over Niger in May 2015, but has left after recent defeats to Libya (0-2) and Morocco (0-1) in the September international window.
He also led the side to only one win in their six qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which included a 6-0 hammering by Egypt and a 0-0 home draw with lowly Eswatini.
“I decided to leave for personal reasons,” Zahoui said.
“I thank the President of the Nigerien Football Federation, Colonel Pele, who has been very kind to me throughout my stay in the country. I will always be grateful to him.”
Zahoui gave no indication over a potential next move.