Thursday Mar 03, 2022. 16:20
The Mauritania Football Federation (FFRIM) has dispensed with the services of Didier Da Rosa and appointed Amir Abdou as his successor.
Da Rosa had only been handed the reins of the national team in November 2021 and he departs just six weeks after failing to progress beyond the group stages at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Mauritania lost all three matches at the tournament in a tough group which contained Mali, Gambia and Tunisia.
Meanwhile, Abdou was in charge of the Comoros, who qualified for the knockout phase as one of the best third-placed teams before losing to hosts Cameroon in the round of 16.
The Frenchman had coached the Coelacanths for the past eight years.
A statement from the FFRIM read: “Following consultations and exchanges with the highest authorities of the State, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sports and Relations with Parliament, the Executive Committee of the FFRIM has taken the following restructuring measures:
“Put an end to the functions of the national coach, Mr. Didier Gomes Da Rosa and all of his technical staff.
“Appointment of Mr. Amir Abdou as national coach and a new technical manager for the national ‘A’ and local teams of Mauritania.”