Birama Gaye resigns as Nasr coach

Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Birama Gaye, coach of Nasr Sebkha football club, Mauritania's representative in the African Cup Winners' Cup, has resigned from his position, reliable sources told PANA in Nouakchott.
The sources said that Gaye resigned due to the club leadership's failure to meet their commitment related to the preparation for the continental competition, notably the cancellation of a specific programme aimed at making the team competitive.
Nasr have not played competitive football for several months, the source added.
A disciplinary problem was also reported, with regard to the behaviour of club chairman Cheikh Ould Maouloud.
The club leadership's failure to meet their commitment resulted in lack of preparation for the weekend's match in Morocco against WAC Casablanca, holders of the continental trophy.
The disciplinary problem was caused by the chairman's repeated interference in the technical staff's area of competence.
The crisis broke out on Sunday when the chairman called one of the players in the middle of a training session, which Gaye opposed.
Assistant coach Modou Niang then told the player to answer the chairman's call.
Taking that gesture as an "unacceptable breach of discipline," Gaye left the training ground and sent a resignation letter to the club's headquarters the following day.
Mauritania's league runners-up, Nasr Sebkha are based in a south- western suburb of Nouakchott.

09 april 2003 15:07:00

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