June 14, 2024


Tom Saintfiet has resigned from his position as head coach of the Gambian national team following the country’s elimination from the African Cup of Nations.

The Belgian trainer resigned immediately after Gambia’s 3-2 defeat to Cameroun in their final group match on Tuesday at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.

The Scorpions finished bottom of their group with zero points after losing all three games to Senegal, Guinea, and Cameroon.

“This was my last match as coach of Gambia. My contact expires in August 2026, but I step down,” Saintfiet said after the match.

“Thanks to the FA and my staff. I am forever a Gambian. My daughter is 7, and when I told her I’ll resign, she was not happy. But I believe this is the time.”

The 50-year-old walks away despite having two more years on his contract with the Gambia.

In 2021, Saintfiet qualified Gambia to their first ever AFCON.

Saintfiet exceeded expectations when he led the team to a respectable quarter final finish at the tournament in Cameroon.



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