The statement too many for Adel Amrouche. The Algerian coach of Tanzania lost his temper after his players' 0-3 defeat against Morocco on Wednesday during the African Cup of Nations. “Currently, it is Morocco which manages African football. They also choose their referees and we remain simple spectators,” he said. The president of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), Wallace Karia, quickly dissociated himself from his coach, citing a “reckless and provocative statement”. “We will know what to do,” he further explained. In this case, it was the disciplinary committee of the African Confederation which took action, imposing an eight-match suspension on Adel Amrouche. The TFF then announced that it had also dismissed the person concerned.
Hemed Morocco was appointed to succeed Adel Amrouche, who had been in office since March 2023. He will be supported by Juma Mgunda. Tanzania will face Zambia on Sunday for their second CAN outing.