Algeria football coach Benchikha stands down

AFP, Sunday 5 Jun 2011

Abdelhak Benchikha has stood down as manager of Algeria following the crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Morocco

Benchikha
Benchikha (Photo: Reuters)

Abdelhak Benchikha has stood down as manager of Algeria following the crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Morocco in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Marrakech on Saturday.

A press release from the Algerian Football Federation said that Benchikha himself had announced his decision to step aside to his beaten players.

The defeat leaves Algeria bottom of Group D with Morocco leading the Central African Republic and Tanzania.

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