ALGIERS, — The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) says Milovan Rajevac has resigned as coach of the Algerian national team.

“Milovan Rajevac resigned on Tuesday as coach of the Algeria team,” said FAF in a very brief statement posted Wednesday on its website.

The FAF did not give any further detail about the reasons for the resignation or on the nomination of a new coach.

Earlier Wednesday, FAF President Mohamed Raouraoua and Rajevac held a meeting at the FAF technical centre in Sidi Moussa in Algiers following Wednesday’s draw against Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Serb Rajevac, 62, was appointed as coach of the Algerian team in June this year, replacing Frenchman Christian Gourcuff. Rajevac had previously coached the national teams of Ghana and Qatar as well as various professional clubs.

The draw with Cameroon at Blida, about 50 kilometres south of here, on Tuesday was the opening Africa Group B encounter for Algeria in the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The game’s goals were scored by Soudani for Algeria (7th minute) and Moukandjo for Cameroon (24th minute).

In the other match in Group B, Nigeria defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola.

Source: Nam News Network

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