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Togo FA Denies Sacking Claude Le Roy

The Togo Football Federation (FTF) has denied reports making round that the Sparrow Hawks coach Claude Le Roy has been sacked, Ducor Sports can reveal.

The 73-year-old gaffer has been under pressure following his failure to guide the Sparrow Hawks to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Cameroon.

Reports emerged on Monday evening that Le Roy had been sacked following Togo’s 1-2 loss to Kenya in their last Group G encounter in Lome.

However, FTF Communications Officer Augustin Amegan has now refuted claims that the experienced gaffer has been dismissed from his role with the team.

“I can tell you categorically that coach Claude Le Roy has not been sacked by the federation,” said Amegan.

“He himself suggested to the press that his future was written on dotted lines as the head of the Sparrow Hawks and that he would discuss it with the country’s sports authorities.”

The Frenchman took charge of Togo national team in April 2016 where he signed a three-year-contract and made his ninth appearance to the Africa Cup of Nations the following year.

Le Roy began his African coaching career in Cameroon, where he had two stints and has also been charge of Senegal, DR Congo (twice) as well as Congo-Brazzaville.

He has also coached the national teams of Malaysia, Oman and Syria as well as at clubs in China, France and England

Since his appointed as Sparrow Hawks coach five years ago, Le Roy has only won nine of 35 games, losing 14 and playing a tie in 12 outings.

Togo finished bottom of their group in the recent qualifiers, picking just two points from a possible 18.

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