Congo fire coach

Pierre Lechantre has been fired by Congo after the central African nation 1-0 loss to Uganda in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday. This latest setback came after a home defeat to Egypt in October, which left the country bottom of Group E without any points. Congo also failed to qualify for January’s African Nations Cup finals in Gabon.

Congo Football Federation officials made the announcement on Tuesday after meeting with Pierre Lechantre.

Congo accrued a dismal record under Lechantre. Since his appointment almost one year ago, Congo won just one out of seven games.

Algeria, Gabon and Libya also fired their coaches after October’s opening series of group games of the group stages of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers

Lechantre won the African Nations Cup with Cameroon in 2000 and has also been national coach of Qatar and Mali.