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Guinea To Announce Didier Six Exit

Didier Six is set to leave  Guinea national team coaching job on health grounds with immediate effect, Ducor Sports understands.

Six is believed to have suffered Bacterial Meningitis and his departure will be announced at a press conference in the coming days.

The 66-year-old Frenchman is held in talks with Guinea Football Federation (FGF) officials whom he met first met on Thursday after representing a technical report for the past 10 months.

On Wednesday, FGF stated that Six’s assistants Kaba Diawara and Mandjou Diallo will lead the national team during the next two qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, scheduled for November 12 in Conakry against Guinea-Bissau and November 15 in Morocco.

Six was appointed as Syli Nationale coach in September 2019 with his contract expected to run out until the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

He replaced Paul Put after the conclusion of the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt where the Syli Nationale lost in the Round of 16 to Algeria.

He qualified Guinea for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals set to begin on January 9-February 6 in Cameroon during which they will play against Malawi (January 10), Senegal (January 14) and Zimbabwe (January 18).

Six has twice before coached the national team of African nations with recent spells at Togo and Mauritius.

As a player Six played 53 times for France and was in the 1984 side that swept to European Championships triumph.

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