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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 March, 2004, 17:46 GMT 18:46 UK
Guinea lose coach
Frenchman Michel Dussuyer
Frenchman Michel Dussuyer has stepped down as coach of Guinea
Frenchman Michel Dussuyer has decided to quit as the coach of Guinea.

He is leaving the post despite taking the Sylli Nationale to their best finish at the Cup of Nations for 30 years.

Dussuyer has cited family reasons for not renewing his contract.

"I've decided not to continue with the national football team so I can devote myself first of all to my family," he said.

"My 18-month contract finishes this month."

Guinea lost in the quarter-finals of the 2004 Cup of Nations in Tunisia, when an injury time winner by Mali knocked them out.

Their performance was the best in the tournament by a Guinea side since 1976, when they reached the final.

Guinea have already been hit by the retirements of key players Moulaye Soumah and Titi Camara follwing the loss to Mali in Tunisia.

Dussuyer's assistants, Naby Laye "Papa" Camara and Abdoulaye "Banks" Keita, will step in as caretaker coaches for the time being.


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