The race for the five available spots for African Representatives at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar is getting more interesting, as some nations are getting closer to the final phase after four playing days, others are there to make up the numbers.
This is the case of Mauritania and Djibouti who have sack their coaches after failing to secure a spot in the play offs with two playing days to go.
Coach Corentin Da Silva was sacked as coach of Mourabitounes following their 0-0 draw with Tunisia in their match day four clash of the ungoing FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The gaffer who was appointed in October 2014 was incharge of 66 games, winning 22, 15 draws and 28 defeats.
The 52 year old might have qualified Mauritania to two consecutive AFCON (2019 & 2021), but their failure to secure a place in the final play offs caused his job as coach.
Mauritania currently occupy bottom in their group with just one point in four matches.
The second in line is Julien Mette of Djibouti. His sack comes following a 0-2 defeat in the hands of Burkina Faso.
The qualifiers have been a nightmare for Djibouti, having played four matches, conceding 18 goals and scoring only two goals in the process with 0 points from four matches.
The sacking of Da Silva and Mette are the fourth and fifth coaches to be sacked since the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers started in September.
The lights of Hossam El Badry, Zdravko Logarušić and Charles Akonno who were sacked by Egypt, Zimbabwe and Ghana respectively last month following unconvincing results.
As the nations embark on their fifth and sixth playing days next month, more managerial casualties could be the consequence.