Ghana’s 2018 World Cup opponents Congo have sacked coach Pierre Lechantre following the side’s shambolic campaign in the qualifiers.
According to a statement published on the Congolese football federation website, the 66 year old Frenchman has failed to raise the status bar expected of the team.
Congo sit at the bottom of Group E in the World Cup qualifiers, after losing their first two games to Egypt and Uganda, and their dream to achieve World Cup qualifications seems impossible.
The Frenchman, who was appointed last January following the departure of Claude Leroy, failed to guide Congo to the 2017 African Cup of Nations, finishing second in Group E behind Guinea-Bissau, who qualified after Congo’s loss against Kenya in the fifth round.
Lechantre recorded just one victory with Congo, winning against Guinea-Bissau in the last round of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
He drew twice and lost three games with the Red Devils.
Under his tenure, senior players as Christopher Samba continued to snub the national team without sound reasons.
Congo’s next game will be against Ghana in the third round of the World Cup qualifiers, before facing them again a week later in Brazzaville.