“End of the road” for Alain Giresse

Coach Alain Giresse has been quoted as saying that he would not be signing a new contract as coach of Senegal after the Lions of Teranga exited the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

Senegal who have never won the continental title just needed at least a point against Algeria to progress to the last eight from Group C but a 2-0 defeat in Malabo coupled with a 2-1 win for Ghana against South Africa in Mongomo saw them head home at the first hurdle.

When asked if he was going to step down, Coach Giresse replied: “I am out of contract. My contract has finished. The road ends here for Senegal. There will be a lot of changes in and around the team. What happens next I don’t know, but I know what I am going to do.” Questioned about the performance of the Lions, he added: “We were not at our best. It was a strange match. Our performance was not up to what we could have expected.”

By: Jammeh E.K. Bojang