Posted - 25 Jan 2024 : 10:32:59
Tom resigns as Gambia coach
The Poit: Jan 24, 2024
By: Cherno Omar Bobb
Tom Sainfeit has resigned as the head coach of The Gambia senior national team following the elimination of the Scorpions from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Coach Sainfeit announced his resignation yesterday, Tuesday, during a press conference after losing 3-2 to Cameroon in its final game of the tournament.
The Gambia failed to win a game in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after losing its 3 group games.
The Belgian coach guided The Gambia to its first ever Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2021 where the team reached the quarter-final but eventually lost to host nation 2-0.
Sainfeit was appointed as Scorpions head coach in 2018 and led the Gambia to back to back AFCON appearances in 2021 and 2023.
Following Tom’s resignation announce, the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) wrote on its official Facebbok page thanking the gaffer for his service to the nation: “Thank you for your service gaffer. After everything is said and done, Gambia will indeed miss a great tactician. Five and a half years of incredible service to our nation, qualifying us to back to back AFCON was no fluke. Always the best of luck.”
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