Mozambique coach Luis Goncalves has become the latest casualty since 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers concluded this week, losing his job after failing to reach the finals.
A national football federation statement confirmed the Maputo-born handler had been sacked after the Mambas (Snakes) lost 1-0 at home to Cape Verde and finished last in a group including Cameroon and Rwanda.
Having won at home to Rwanda and drawn away against Cape Verde, Mozambique lost four consecutive matches to derail hopes of a first Cup of Nations appearance since 2010.
Whoever succeeds Goncalves faces a mammoth task as they are in the same 2022 World Cup qualifying group as Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.
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The first two matchdays are scheduled from May 31 to June 15 and only group winners advance to playoffs which will decide the five African teams who go to Qatar.