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Stambouli quits as Togo coach

Henri Stambouli
Henri Stambouli has quit as the coach of Togo

Frenchman Henri Stambouli has quit as the coach of Togo's national team after just four months in charge.

His decision comes just nine days ahead of Togo's 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Zambia.

There is some confusion as to exactly why he has left the post, the Togo Football Federation (TFF) telling the BBC that there had been a disagreement over his salary.

However Stambouli has said that the TFF had not given him enough support.

"The TFF has not cooperated in providing me with the necessary facilities to train the players and make other preparations for Togo for their 2010 qualifying matches," he said.

The TFF also told the BBC that once again assistant coach Kodjovi Mawuena will take temporary charge of the Hawks for their game on 10 September against Zambia.

Togo, who qualified for the 2006 World Cup, are currently bottom of the three-team Group 11 one point behind both Swaziland and Zambia, who are on four points.

The Hawks have played one game less than the other two sides but suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in Swaziland in their last 2010 qualifier in July.

see also
Stambouli U-turn on Togo
29 May 08 |  African
FAR Rabat name new coach
08 Jan 07 |  African
FAR Rabat confirm Stambouli
28 Mar 06 |  African
Stambouli quits as Raja coach
05 Jul 05 |  African
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
22 Jun 08 |  African

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