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Milovan Rajevac Algerian players not to blame for sacking of coach, AFF president says

Several reports suggest that the players were unhappy with Rajevac tactics, training, team selection.

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Milovan Rajevac play Milovan Rajevac was sacked after Algeria's 1-1home draw to Cameroon (Twitter/FIFA)

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The president of the Algeria Football Federation (AFF) Mohamed Raouraoua has denied reports that the national team players called for the sack of coach Milovan Rajevac.

Algeria sacked national team coach Milovan Rajevac on Tuesday, October 11 just after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. 

After the sack, several reports suggest that the players were unhappy with Rajevac tactics, training, team selection and petitioned the AFF to sack him.

Algeria 1 Vs Cameroon 1 play Algeria were held to a 1-1draw at home to Cameroon (Twitter)


The AFF boss has however denied the reports, stating that ‘a communication problem’ led to the sack.

 “I ask myself why the players have been accused; the players are not responsible for the exit of the coach Milovan Rajevac, ” the president said in an interview with ENTV – the national broadcaster of Algeria.

“There was a communication problem, and this is why he decided to leave.

Riyad Mahrez play AFF president denies reports that Algerian players have called for the sack of Rajevac (Twitter)

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The AFF are searching for candidates to replace the Serbian coach before their away trip to Nigeria to face the Super Eagles on Saturday, November 12 in a World Cup qualifier.

Nigeria lead the group with three points, Algeria and Cameroon joint-second with a point each while Zambia are bottom with zero points.

The winner of the group automatically qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup holding in Russia.

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