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BREAKING: Jose Antonio Camacho Sacked as Gabon Coach

Gabon has sacked their national team coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Gabon has sacked national team coach Jose Antonio Camacho, ending weeks of speculation over the future of the Spaniard.

The decision follows the Panthers shocking 1-0 defeat to Zambia in a friendly yesterday and a 1-1 draw with unfancied Rwanda in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game last weekend.

The Fegafoot decision to sack the man who formerly coached Spain national team, followed in a six-hour marathon meeting in the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

The football body decision was announced a few hours ago by its president, Pierre Alain Mounguengui.

“The Gabon Football Association (Fegafoot) and coach Jose Antonio Camacho have agreed to part ways,” said Mounguengui in an interview with GabonAllSport portal, confirming reports that had been circulating for several days.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“The two parties met on Wednesday morning to reach the agreement on the departure of Mr. Camacho.”[/perfectpullquote]

There had been several public rows between Camacho and the Fegafoot.

The football body is said has decided to listen to the voice of angry and disappointed Gabonese football fans who had been calling for Camacho’s dismissal.

There has been no reaction yet from the sacked Spanish.

Before taking Gabon job in 2016, the former international was out of football since 2013 when he was sacked as China’s coach.

His former coaching jobs include Real Madrid, Sevilla, Espanyol, and Benfica.

Camacho enjoyed a highly successful playing career, the former left-back was capped 81 times by his country and made over 440 appearances for Real Madrid.

The Fegafoot will announce Camacho’s replacement before the qualifier against South Sudan in October.

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