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Sudan looking for a new head coach after sacking Logarusic

Sudan looking for a new head coach after sacking Logarusic

Sudan national team is looking for a new head coach after parting ways with Croatian Dravko Logarusic over the weekend.

Logarusic had been in charge of Sudan for the past two years and although his side got off to a solid start in the qualifiers with a 4-0 home win over minnows São Tomé and Príncipe, his side then lost 1-0 in South Africa three days later in the group games of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

The 54-year-old Croatian led Sudan to third place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco‚ and to a spot in the group phase of the 2022 World Cup Cup qualifiers.

A Sudan FA tweet noted: "We announce that the decision has been taken to Part Company with our national team head coach Zdravko Logarušić. Our most sincere thanks go to Zdravko. We wish him nothing but future success."

Eswatini Coachless

Apart from Sudan, Eswatini is another country looking for a new head coach after failing to renew the contract of coach Kosta Papic.

Serbian-born Papic, who has spent more than a decade working in South Africa, has been let go by Eswatini after they lost 3-0 in Guinea Bissau and 4-1 at home to Senegal last month.

"The EFA wishes to announce that, in view of its capacity to meet the demands of the head coach of the senior national team Sihlangu, Kostadin Papic, the contract of engagement will not be renewed," said a statement from the Eswatini Football Association.

"At this instance, the EFA would like to express its sincere appreciation to the work and commitment done Papic and his entire technical team over the period towards creating a foundation for good performance of the national team. The EFA will at a later stage make some pronouncements on the future of the national team."