Elephants coach fired

Monday, March 1, 2010
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Pretoria - Ivory Coast head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been sacked just 101 days before the 2010 FIFA World Cup kick off.

Halilhodzic's job was clearly on the line after the Elephants' early exit at the Africa Nations Cup in Angola in January.

The 57-year-old was hired in 2008 and led the Ivorians to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by South Africa. But everything turned sour when the Elephants were booted out by Algeria in the quarter-final of the Africa Nations Cup in Angola in January.

Drawn in Group G with Brazil, Portugal and Korea DPR, Ivory Coast qualified for the World Cup without a single defeat.

Guus Hiddink from Holland appears to be the hot favourite to lead the Elephants during the upcoming soccer spectacle.

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