Former Esperance boss Kebair appointed new coach for Tunisia until 2022

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 27 Aug 2019

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Round of 16 - Ghana v Tunisia - Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia, Egypt - July 8, 2019 Tunisia players celebrate after winning the match (REUTERS)

The Tunisian Football Federation assigned Mondher Kebaier as the new coach of the national team for three seasons until 2022, after sacking the French Alain Giresse.

Giresse was sacked a week ago due to the team's poor performances during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which ended last month, where the Carthage Eagles were elminated from the semi final.

The 49-year-old Tunisian coach Kebaire started his coaching career in 2000, coaching many local clubs, such as Etoile Sportive du Sahel, CA Bizertin, Club Africain, and most recently Esperance.

Kebaire led Esperance in four matches; he lost two games, tied in a single one, and won in a solo match. He has taken been taking a hiatus from coaching since leaving Esperance in February 2018.

Tunisia collected three points only in the Group stage from three draws, then defeated Ghana in penalty shootouts in the round of 16, and won their quarter-final against Madagascar. The team lost both to Senegal in the semi-final and to Nigeria in the match for 3rd place.

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