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Michel Accepts Blame for Ivory Coast’s AFCON Exit

Coach Michel Dussuyer has taken the blame for Ivory Coast’s early exit in the Gabon Africa Cup of Nations.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I am extremely disappointed. I have a thought about all the Ivoirians during this moment. I take responsibility, for our exit,”[/perfectpullquote]

he said in the aftermath of the game.

Cote d’Ivorie, in a pool with Togo, Morocco and DR Congo, couldn’t go beyond the group stages and sit third from bottom with two points.

The Elephants’ exit from the tournament they won two years ago, is greeted with much shock and disappointed fans already calling for the manager’s head.

Dussuyer knows the debate over whether or not he should be retained is already up for discussion with majority urging the Ivory Coast Football Federation to the pull the trigger.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I know that the debate (on a possible resignation?) will take place. For the moment, I am extremely disappointed because the objectives – to retain our title – are not achieved.[/perfectpullquote]

“The night is going to be tough, wait till tomorrow,” the 57-year-old tells Cafonline on questions of over whether he will tender in a resignation letter.



Featured photo: Michel Dussuyer under fire over a poor AFCON performance. (AFP)

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