Burkina Faso coach Duarte fired
Burkina Faso’s football federation has fired coach Paulo Duarte
after the national team lost all three of its games at the African
Cup of Nations.
Burkinabe Football Federation (FBF) chairman Zambede Theodore
Sawadogo said on Friday on national radio that Portuguese coach
Duarte had ”failed to impose himself as leader of the group” at
Duarte’s contract was set to expire on March 31, but Sawadogo
said the FBF decided to end it early because of the poor results at
the African Cup. Burkina Faso lost to Angola, Ivory Coast and Sudan
in Group B.
Sawadogo said assistant coach Mocktar Baro would take charge for
the Feb. 29 friendly in Morocco.
The 42-year-old Duarte had coached Burkina Faso since 2008.